Curriculum Hours


When pupils join OCA, they will study History for 1 hour per week. This is for years 7 and 8. In year 9, pupils will study History for 2 hours per week. This structure allows us to deepen our historians’ understanding of key themes covered in years 7 and 8 whilst broaching more mature themes in greater depth.


Once pupils reach KS4, should they opt for History, they receive either 2 or 3 hours per week based on option slots. History is completely optional at KS4 but we encourage our pupils to continue with their studies to discover the fascinating past of both our local area and the wider world.