In history pupils will develop a rich understanding of the political and cultural structures and institutions which shape our society. They will understand trends in history and how these have led to humanities greatest achievements and their greatest tragedies. This will inform their views of the present day modern world, their place within it and allow them to be more responsible citizens. Pupils will develop the skills to analyse and evaluate information across a range of media in order to reach a balanced viewpoint.
- Pupils will have a rich knowledge of British, local, and world history which enables them to identify significant events, links, and trends over time.
- Teachers will use the best of what is thought and said to allow pupils to gain the knowledge which will allow them to effectively analyse cause and consequence, change and continuity, interpretations, and sources.
- The delivery and assessment of knowledge and skills will be strategically sequenced, so that pupils’ historical knowledge is secure and can be placed into increasingly complex chronological schemata.
- Pupils will be engaged by studying a diverse range of cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social events and developments, from around the world and throughout time, which they would not likely encounter outside of history lessons.
- Pupils will develop the numeracy and literacy skills which will allow them to place historical events within a secure chronological framework, and articulate the concepts which allow them to analyse and describe history well.
- Pupils will be exposed to the conceptual knowledge and understanding which will provide pupils from all backgrounds with the skills and understanding to access and excel in future learning and employment.
- Pupils will have a thorough understanding of our world’s institutions, religions, traditions and conflicts, which enables them to be well informed, analytical and positive citizens.