The National curriculum for history from Key Stages 1-3 requires pupils to know and understand the diverse stories of the British Isles from prehistory to present, as well as studying aspects of local, national and international history. History should equip pupils to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. In Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils are required to study British history from the Stone Age through to 1066, as well as a local study, ancient Greece, another ancient civilisation, a wider world study and a chronological unit that extends pupils knowledge beyond 1066. The National Curriculum does not have to be followed by academies.
Melanie Jones, published 23rd November 2015