History at Hanford is taught chronologically. We look at the story of our country, from the impact of the Normans, through to the making of the modern United Kingdom under the Tudors and Stuarts. Lessons are full of lively discussion and debate about characters and events, decisions and consequences. Written work aims to develop pupils’ ability to communicate what they have learned and what they think; to support their ideas with historical evidence; and to structure their work intelligently – in other words, to develop skills they will need in the future, both in the history classroom and beyond.