History at Bradford Forster Academy
“Those that do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it” – George Santanya
Through teaching with excellence and modelling exemplary behaviour, the History department strives to challenge, motivate and inspire greatness in our students enabling them to become outstanding and ambitious for themselves. History allows our students to study the successes and failures of the past, enabling the to learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future. Studying History provides us with insight into our cultures of origin as well as cultures with which we might be less familiar, thereby increasing cross-cultural awareness and building a more inclusive society.
History enables students to make tangible and effective connections across subjects. It encourages an appreciation of how the world works and of the interconnections between scale, community, cultural diversity, interdependence, and sustainability, all the while augmenting cultural capital.
The curriculum is designed to give students an overview of the global society in which they live and how this has evolved over time. Ultimately, History at Bradford Forster Academy encourages students to tell ‘fake news’ from that which is real, enabling them to make their own mind up about the world.
We want to promote an awareness of the usefulness of History to everyday living and in exploring and answering the big questions. In so doing, we aspire to enthuse and empower our students; igniting within them a sense of awe and wonder and enabling them to continue their journey in life as well-rounded and well-informed global citizens with the knowledge that ‘everything is possible for one who believes’ (Mark 9:23)
In partnership with our strong Christian foundations and high-quality teaching and learning practice, Geography at Bradford Forster Academy encourages students to become:
History is sequenced to allow students to build their knowledge and skills over time by:
History provides students with opportunities for them to develop the habits and skills needed to succeed in life during and after BFA by:
In achieving this, we endeavour to support our students in breaking through limited horizons and becoming confident, effective, and employable citizens within the context of the local community of BD4, Bradford and beyond.