Adel St John The Baptist


In accordance with the National Curriculum, our History curriculum will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It aims to 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.

At Adel St John, our History curriculum is designed to provide students with a coherent, chronological narrative of the past, at a personal, local, national and international level.

The chronological nature of the curriculum allows students to understand how the past has influenced the present, and will the future. Students will gain an overview of History which will demonstrate how different themes are interwoven throughout time and they will make links between the units throughout all their years with us. The curriculum content aims to represent all students and their heritage, so that they are able to see how their past has contributed to our collective present.

Throughout their time at our school, pupils will encounter and revisit these key concepts and skills:

Key Concepts Skills
Legacy Change and Continuity
Religion Cause and Consequence 
Governance Similarity and Difference
Civilisation Historical Significance
Chronological Understanding
Historical Investigation
 Historical Interpretations
Presenting, communicating & organising