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History Progression of Skills

Progression of Skills


There are six key historical skills that pupils need to develop:

  • Interpretation.
  • Investigation.
  • Chronological understanding.
  • Knowledge and understanding of events.
  • Knowledge of people and changes in the past.
  • Presenting, organising and communicating information and ideas.

The progression of skills document shows how these skills are developed and how they support the pupils development of the six disciplinary concepts:

  • Chronology
  • Similarity and difference
  • Interpretation
  • Cause and consequence
  • Change and continuity
  • Significance