Curriculum History

At Worlaby Academy, we have developed an exciting and creative history curriculum which encourages children to share their personal experiences, as well as evaluate the opinions of people who have written in the past.

History is no longer a set of people, dates and events to be learnt by rote. The new programme of study ensures that "all pupils understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed".

History should be both interesting and open to critical interpretation: "A high-quality history education… should inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement."  The study of history at Worlaby Academy is stimulating, exciting and intellectually demanding.

Another aim of the new curriculum is to ensure students develop a historical perspective, placing their growing knowledge into different contexts and understanding connections. Stories play an important role and there is an emphasis on teaching skills and knowledge within coherent and meaningful narratives. The new curriculum is not organised as a chronological route march through two thousand years of English history, but as a range of units, incorporating British history studies, one early civilization study (The Egyptians), one study of ancient Greece and one non-European study (Mayans).

Our history curriculum is based on the National Curriculum.