A command and understanding of History and the skills it entails are essential in the development of a well-rounded and confident student. History at Quest aims to ensure that students are equipped with the skills to not only engage with critical historical enquiry, but also to understand and contextualise the world around them.

We shall create students who can:

  • Understand key historical concepts, namely: change, continuity, similarity, difference, cause, consequence and significance.
  • Read critically through the ability to make inferences and question the provenance of documents. Students will be understanding how authorship and the context of writing influence the content and usefulness of sources from the past.
  • Understand that History is a subject of interpretations, and that the construction of the past and how we view it can be influenced by an array of contextual factors.
  • Write evaluatively, being able to create relevant criteria to analyse and evaluate the past, reaching informed judgements predicated on critical engagement with knowledge about the past.
  • Bring an understanding of the contemporary through a critical engagement with the past.
  • Have a passion and enjoyment of the opportunities brought about through the study of History.
  • This will be achieved through the delivery of a diverse and varied curriculum, that:
  • Has breadth and balance, which is tailored to the requirements of the national curriculum alongside exploring history that is pertinent and relevant to our students.
  • Uses enquiry-based learning for students to ask questions of the past in order to deepen their understanding.
  • Utilises flipped and interleaved learning to maximise lesson time for higher order skills and to encourage the revisiting of knowledge at intervals to facilitate the long-term shift in students’ memory.

Through this, students will complete their History education as confident, engaged and passionate historians, equipped with key transferable skills that will serve them not only academically, but also in later life.


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