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Aims of the subject: 

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History at Kingshott aims to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past. Our teaching equips children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We aim to help 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.

Assessment methods:

There will be regular and varied assessment points throughout the year with older children sitting a more formal style of history exam.

Teaching techniques:

  • All year groups have the opportunity to visit a historical site of interest or take part in interactive historical workshops for example Year 6 visit Warwick Castle, Year 8 The Museum of London
  • Drama is used frequently as are class debates
  • History is taught creatively with model making and the study of art
  • We frequently use media to bring history to life
  • All Y8 children have the opportunity to enter a History essay competition where they independently research and write an essay on a historical topic of their choice, this year it will be judged by the Head of History from The Perse School, Cambridge.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to participate in Model United Nations, an academic enrichment hobby that looks at global politics and the role of the UN.

Use of ICT within the subject:

  • children use i-pads and laptops regularly for research and presentation purposes
  • We take advantage of the wealth of online historical resources and children have the opportunity to explore these in depth


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Spring Term Overview HISTORY 1 8 08th Mar 2023 Download