History education at The Orchard Centre is designed to help students gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. The subject should inspire students’ curiosity to know more about the past and teaching should equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.




History helps students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversities of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity.









Existing, Evolving and Expanding

  • Life in Britain’s towns and cities through the ages

  • Crime and punishment through time

  • Healthcare and medicine through time

  • Jobs and work, including the Industrial Revolution

  • The changing role of women

Warfare and Weaponry

  • Medieval warfare

  • Holy wars

  • War with France

  • World War One

  • World War Two

Immigration, empire and independence War with France

  • Medieval conquest

  • The British Empire

  • Immigration and emigration

  • The slave trade

  • The end of the Empire

  • The Windrush

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Head of Centre: Ms J Blake
Executive Headteacher: Miss Rachael C Brown
Email: orchard.centre@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Telephone: 01902 555947

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