The rationale and intent behind our History curriculum
•History fires pupils’ curiosity to ask questions and know more about Britain’s past and that of the wider world through learning about significant people from all faith and ethnic minority backgrounds who have shaped the world today.
•Pupils will be encouraged to develop a chronological framework of British history that will enable them to make sense of the new knowledge they acquire. This will also allow them to understand the process of change, to see how we arrived ‘here’ and help them to make sense of the present. We want pupils to realise that the past is gone and history is constructed and contested.
•History’s unique concepts help pupils to construct arguments and support them to become analytical citizens who can question human motivation and society with skill and confidence.