Coherence in primary history

Primary History article

By Tim Lomas, published 22nd June 2017

What is coherence and how can it be achieved?

This article looks at what coherence is, how it can be mapped and ways in which classroom activities can enhance pupils’ awareness of the past in a more coherent way. 

What is it? 

The term ‘coherence’ has been around a fair time now. Most reincarnations of the National Curriculum have referred to the need for a coherent curriculum without detailed explanation of what it means. The 2013 curriculum for instance for Key Stages 1 and 2 refers to a high-quality history experience involving pupils gaining a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world...

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