Whitefriars Curriculum


The pupils will extend and deepen their chronological understanding of local, British and world history. They will learn about many defining moments from Britain and the wider world’s past and how they have shaped our lives today. They will do so using a variety of historical evidence. They will learn to judge the reliability, utility, and accuracy of this evidence by considering content, origin and purpose. They will decide which evidence is more useful.

The pupils will describe historical interpretations about the past and identify the evidence used to substantiate them. They will learn to evaluate the accuracy of these interpretations by considering the purpose of the authors together with the contrasting interpretations that could be formed. The pupils will debate interpretations by appreciating that they are based on evidence and the weight ascribed to that evidence.

The pupils will identify the causes of historical events and judge the relative importance of these causes. They will base these judgements on carefully selected and precise evidence and an understanding of how the causal factors link together. The pupils will present their findings in well thought out and structured pieces of writing in which they reach substantiated judgements and argue their case. The pupils will learn to use a criteria to judge the relative significance of events.

The pupils will develop interest, enthusiasm, and curiosity for history. They will acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of diversity. They will become critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. The pupils will learn to ask relevant questions about the past and research the answers. The curriculum ensures that pupils will know and remember the key information studied.