History

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History

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

― ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ George Orwell

History is the story of us. It helps us to understand what we have done, where we are today and the possibilities for the future. By studying the past, we gain a better appreciation of our own (and other peoples’) identity, community and culture. At Wigston Academy, our aim for History is to spark interest in the past on a local, national, and international scale; and we hope pupils can then build on this enjoyment of the subject outside of school and later in life. In this subject we will work on five key skill areas; which are chronological understanding; knowledge and understanding of the past; source analysis; interpretation; and communication and organisation.