History is the stories we tell about the past and the people who experienced it; people of different times and from different places. Through History pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, pupils develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience and understand more about their own identity and place in the world. What they learn can influence their personal choices, attitudes and values.
In History pupils encounter evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusions. To do this they need to be able to research, discern and argue their point of view.