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How will my child progress in their knowledge, skill and understanding in History?

Progression of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding (KSU):  History


Through IPC History tasks, learners will gain knowledge of a variety of times, including ancient, modern, recent and living history. They will know about significant events in specific periods and places, including Plymouth and Stoke.


Skills of critical analysis, including identifying bias within a broad range of primary and secondary sources, are essential to becoming a historian. Learners will develop an understanding of world history and the interconnectedness of the past.


They will cultivate an understanding of and empathy for peoples of the past through engaging with multiple perspectives accessed through a variety of sources.


The Learning Goals in History can be identified as Knowledge (Know), Skills (Be able to) and Understanding (Understand).



Milepost 1 refers to KSU in Years 1 and 2.

Milepost 2 refers to KSU in Years 3 and 4.

Milepost 3 refers to KSU in Years 5 and 6.

IMYC refers to KSU in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Writing in bold refers to a key skill, which is essential to be a successful historian.