Aims and purposes of history

History teaching offers opportunities to:

Content of history

 History is about people and important events and developments from recent and more distant times in the locality, in Britain and in other parts of the world.

In History students learn about key aspects of British, European and world history. They show their understanding by making connections between events and changes in the different periods and areas studied, and by comparing the structure of societies and economic, cultural and political developments. They evaluate and use sources of information, using their historical knowledge to analyse the past and explain how it can be represented and interpreted in different ways.


Language and communication


Values and attitudes


Building on children's earlier experiences

These experiences are likely to have included:

Features of progression

Progress in history can be characterised by:

an increasing ability to apply skills and conceptual understanding across a variety of historical contexts;