The purpose of the history curriculum is to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Students should be provided with both breadth and depth of understanding which becomes truly powerful when used to engage with the complex and diverse narratives which underpin the discipline of history. We also want to inspire pupils’ curiosities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, and develop perspective and judgement on the past. Studying history will help students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and their place within the modern world. Through moving through the curriculum, students should get better at the discipline of History.