Subject Overview


  • To stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment of History amongst pupils.
  • To cultivate a sense of the past through the knowledge of events, people, motives and outcomes.
  • To help pupils to develop an appreciation of how we gain knowledge about the past and perceive History in the
  • context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills.
  • To encourage open, enquiring minds and the development of informed opinions, supported by reasoned arguments.
  • To encourage the reading of serious historical literature.
  • To encourage and develop the skills of analysis, judgement and extended writing.