Curriculum Intent Statement
In History, we create students who are curious about the past; and are empathetic, understanding and open-minded to the human stories they find there. Through reflecting on the past in meaningful ways, students can deepen their cultural knowledge and subsequently understand in greater depth: other’s opinions; their place in the modern world; and real human experiences.
There are many skills in History, as Historians we combine these into a robust, rigorous and respected craft. We encourage students to aspire to master this craft. Notably, the ability to evaluate a wide range of written, visual and audio evidence – interrogating these sources helps us to gain knowledge of the past. With this understanding, we can reach complex judgements about past issues and consequently express and debate our interpretation fluently to others.
Our vision for the History curriculum is to explore a wide range of voices. Firstly, broadening the curriculum to engage with events, cultures, and people who have different experiences from ourselves. Secondly, hearing new perspectives on our own culture and events we are already familiar with, to expand and challenge our understanding.