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History at Comberton

We follow the National Curriculum for History.

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It 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. History helps 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.


Our curriculum is developed so that children should leave our school with:


  • an in-depth knowledge of the key historical periods in Britain.
  • an awareness of important civilisations in other countries.
  • an excitement and passion to pursue history at secondary school and know what career options it could lead to.
  • an understanding of how history has shaped their world and lives.
  • the skills to conduct historical research in areas of their own interest.
  • the ability to separate fact from opinion and conjecture, and scrutinise evidence.
  • a feeling of awe and respect for inspirational people and a desire to achieve.
  • an ability to support an argument using evidence.
  • the ability to collaborate in order to share ideas and be flexible about their own views in light of others’.

History Milestones

We are developing our curriculum to ensure that our pupils gain a depth of knowledge; we promote the progression of skills; and teach through an effective sequence of learning.