At Mere School we aim to deliver a high quality history education which will help pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world.
Our History Curriculum.
We are following the new national curriculum guidelines.
- To know and understand the history of the United Kingdom as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has been influenced by the wider world.
- To know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind.
- To understand and use abstract terms such as 'empire' ,'civilisation' ,'parliament' and 'peasantry'.
- To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and to use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.
- To understand methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
- To gain a 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.