Our history curriculum helps pupils in gaining a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgment.
In addition, help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change. To explore the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
The history curriculum aim is to ensure that all pupils:
- Know and understand the history of the British Isles from the earliest times to the present day, how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
- Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilizations of past non-European societies.
- Gain an understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
- Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make
- Connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
- Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously
- To make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programmes of study.