‘History works to explain the past, it positions us to see patterns that might otherwise be invisible in the present – thus providing a crucial perspective for shaping the future.’
At Mangotsfield, our history curriculum is designed to provide a framework to inspire our learners’ curiosity about the past. We appreciate history as a discipline that involves the teaching and practising of second order disciplinary knowledge in order to investigate the past, working and thinking like historians. Substantive knowledge is acquired through spiralling concepts, linking different historical periods together and building a wider chronological narrative. Our learners acquire a deep knowledge of our own context, understanding the complexity of people’s lives, processes of change and the diversity of our society. This provides the foundations from which learners develop a wider knowledge of British and global history, progressively building their essential knowledge of the past.
‘In our changing world, nothing changes more than geography.’
Geography helps us to explore and understand space and place on our Earth – recognising and celebrating the great differences in landscapes, environments, economies and cultures across the world, exploring the links between them. Our geography curriculum is designed to provide a framework to inspire our learners’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Throughout their journey at Mangotsfield, learners develop as geographers by learning specific disciplinary and substantive geographical knowledge, using data, technology and media to enhance understanding. They will secure a deep understanding of their own surroundings to progressively help build wider global knowledge. Our curriculum provides a gateway to explain how the Earth’s human and physical features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Curriculum Documents (Humanities)
Curriculum Documents (History)
Curriculum Documents (Geography)