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History at Waverley Academy

The aim of Waverley Academy’s history curriculum is to develop ‘historians’ of the future. We aim to deliver lessons that impart knowledge, promote investigation, curiosity and critical thinking, and build children’s confidence to be able to discuss their own views and challenge other’s views, supported by accurate historical evidence. We want all of our children to be able to develop these skills, no matter what their starting point may be.

Our curriculum covers all of the following:

  • British History
  • History of the wider world
  • Substantive Concepts
  • Historical Enquiry
  • Disciplinary Concepts
  • Historical Perspective and Context

To achieve this, we want all children to:

  • develop a secure knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from the historical periods covered.
  • have chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British and world history.
  • have knowledge of substantive concepts in history (such as ‘empire’, ‘monarchy’ and ‘civil war’), and disciplinary historical concepts (such as evidence, causation, significance and interpretation).
  • think critically about history and communicate confidently in styles appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • have the ability to consistently support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using detailed, appropriate and accurate historical evidence derived from a range of sources, whilst also being able to question, reflect and discuss the reliability of these sources


Please find below our clear Intent, Implementation and Impact statement.

Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

Please find below the History Curriculum Overview.



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