The overarching aim for History at Sharples is for all learners to understand their place in History and how lifestyle, beliefs, politics, conflict and power have changed throughout time and how each is influenced today. We aim to instil a curiosity and a love of the subject in our students through our own passion as Historians. We hope that our learners will be able to transfer their Historical interpretation skills to everyday life and assess the reliability of the information being shared with them.

The Sharples History Curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of England in a chronological narrative and how it has been influenced by the wider world.
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims, and know how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.