Curriculum

As part of a broad and balanced curriculum, history should be taught from age 5 to 11. The National curricula for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all vary from one another, providing a statutory framework for each jurisdiction. Academies and free schools have the freedom to decide on their own curriculum. Other primary schools vary in their approach to delivering the history curriculum, ranging from adoption of a local curriculum to following the statutory model with or without changes, to other commercial models that the school buys into. In this section, you will find curriculum guidance and resources broken down by age range according to the 'Key Stages' referred to by the National Curriculum for England and Wales. Read more