Welcome to the History Department at Caister Academy. History is a popular subject at the school and the Department is proud of its pupils and their many successes.

The Department strives to deliver a high-quality history education to help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of Britain and the wider world; to provide pupils of all abilities with rich and engaging learning experiences in lessons and through extra-curricular activities.

At both Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils in History develop a range of important skills. These include the ability to study and analyse evidence, frame and support an argument, communicate ideas and opinions effectively, to debate, and to question the world around us. The study of history also develops us as human beings in appreciating and showing empathy with peoples and situations from the past and to ‘learn the lessons’ of the past.