History helps pupils gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History inspire pupils’ curiosity, encourages them to ask 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.
The History curriculum provides opportunities to promote British Values by helping pupils recognize differences and similarities between cultures and within cultures over time. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society. Pupils are made aware of the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.