Webinar series: Assessing substantive and disciplinary knowledge together in primary history

HA on-demand webinar series for primary teachers

The National Curriculum for History includes concepts of disciplinary knowledge which Ofsted expects to see taught hand in hand with substantive knowledge through Key Stages 1 and 2. This series of practical webinars with Andrew Wrenn will show how subject leaders can assess for progression in different disciplinary concepts but combined with the essential substantive knowledge (content) that should accompany it. They will demonstrate how these concepts can be woven into successive medium term plans, allowing pupils to develop sophisticated schema drawn from diverse content.

This on-demand webinar series is aimed at all primary teachers looking to develop their understanding of disciplinary concepts in history.

In this series, you will:

  • Understand how to assess for progression in different disciplinary concepts
  • Explore how these concepts can be woven into medium-term plans
  • Learn from examples of enquiry questions, mark schemes and criteria


Session 1: Cause and consequence (Free for HA members)

Session 2: Change and continuity

Session 3: Similarity and difference

Session 4: Handling evidence

Session 5: Historical interpretations

Session 6: Historical significance

How to book

This webinar series took place in Spring 2023 and we have made access to the recordings available on demand from January 2024–January 2025.

Release date: Wednesday 3 January 2024
Expiry date: Monday 6 January 2025

You will need to be logged in to pay and access each webinar using the links on this page. We regret we are unable to arrange block purchases or issue invoices, but VAT receipts are available upon request. Once you have purchased each webinar, the recording will be available to view at the bottom of the relevant resource page until the stated expiry date. 

Terms and conditions

All prices are listed inclusive of VAT. 

All Historical Association webinars are subject to the HA CPD terms and conditions. For enquiries please contact events@history.org.uk.