At Stowlawn, we believe a high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world (reflective of our curriculum driver “Beyond Bilston”). It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask and investigate perceptive questions, think critically, examine evidence, formulate arguments, and communicate their perspective and judgement.
History gives pupils an insight 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 Stowlawn, Our History curriculum intends for pupils to think like an historian:
To understand chronology. Increasing their understanding of the present through the context of the past.
To communicate historically.
To investigate and interpret evidence
To develop their interest in the past, arousing their curiosity and motivation to learn.
To develop a sense of identity through learning about the past.