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Mangotsfield Secondary

  • The Mangotsfield Way -  Community : Love Learning : Respect : Challenge


“History isn’t just about dates and places and wars. It’s about the people who fill the spaces between them.”

Studying history will not only help students gain knowledge of the past, which allows them to make sense of their place in the world but it should inspire their curiosity to find out more.

History equips students with a range of skills – the ability to ask perceptive questions, to think critically and write effectively, to weigh up evidence and put forward well reasoned arguments and reach effective judgements.

History helps students understand that whilst knowledge is important, evidence needs to be evaluated and interpretations of the past constantly re-evaluated. History helps students understand about change and continuity, cause and consequence, similarly and difference as well as significance. So much of History is directly relevant to a student’s social, moral and spiritual education.

There is no doubt that History is important –”it is thrilling, absorbing, fascinating, delightful and infuriating… it is life”

Meet the team

  • Mrs Hanratty - Head of History  
  • Miss Ahsan
  • Ms Pandya
  • Mr Gilpin
  • Mr John

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8)

Please follow this link http://www.mangotsfieldschool.org.uk/Curriculum for our Expected Outcomes document

Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10 and 11)

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Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and 13)

Please follow this link http://www.mangotsfieldschool.org.uk/Sixth-Form for information about our Sixth Form courses

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