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History: Overview



Mr I Bowerbank – Teacher in charge of History

Ms R Round – Teacher of History

Mr M Clough – Teacher of History

Mr M Abushal – Temporary Supply Teacher of History

2 other non-specialist teachers delivering a limited number of lower school History lessons.



Two dedicated History rooms and other shared rooms within the Humanities faculty area. Few lessons are taught outside of the Humanities area.


Curriculum impact

‘To build up a future, you have to know the past.’ Otto Frank


The study of history at Woodhey allows pupils to develop many skills. They analyse evidence, consider the significance of past individuals and events and form their own judgements backed up with supporting evidence. History enables pupils to understand the world around them and prepares them for their future lives.


We aim to engender a lasting interest in History that will go beyond school years and play our part in developing citizens with a clear sense of the key British and global values of tolerance and fairness.


History provides pupils with an extensive range of transferrable skills built up through the study of a diverse range of topics. History allows you to build and develop:


  • excellent communication and writing skills;
  • how to construct an argument;
  • research skills;
  • investigation and problem-solving skills;
  • analytical and interpretation skills.


Learning about past events and the people who have influenced history will allow you to understand how the world has got to the point it has now, and how it will continue to develop in the future.


Studying History can lead on to some exciting career options, including:


  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Archaeology
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Civil Service
  • Management
  • Armed Forces
Woodhey High School,
Bolton Road West,
Ramsbottom, Bury,