A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the past and that of the wider world. In particular, children will learn in more detail about British and French history. History is studied chronologically, using factual accounts, heritage documents and artifacts.
The subject will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. And will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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 the challenges of their time.