In History, our pupils progressively develop their knowledge of people, events and skills, along with the ability to think critically about history. They develop their ability to communicate ideas (using historical evidence) with confidence, in styles appropriate to a range of audiences, through structured and memorable experiences. Pupils’ passion for history is fostered through creative and enthusiastic engagement in the discovery of new learning, which develops their sense of curiosity about the past and their understanding of how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
Their ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using memorised details, appropriate and accurate historical evidence (derived from a range of sources) is nurtured consistently. Independently and collaboratively, our pupils are encouraged to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. They are encouraged to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high quality research across a range of history topics. Through this intent, we aim for our pupils’ inspiration to develop a lifelong passion to discover, understand and learn from the past and, where appropriate, make connections to current historical events.