The Westgate School
4 - 16 'all-through' school
Winchester, SO22 5AZ | 01962 854757
"The Westgate School is a happy and vibrant community,
where pupils are encouraged to aim for excellence"
(Ofsted, September 2022)
“Re-constructing the lives and stories of the past to understand the present”
Our History Curriculum intends to:
Inspire pupils to become curious about the past and equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, evaluate arguments and develop perspective and judgement.
Enable pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
Help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies, as well as exploring their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Why learn History?
History helps us to understand humanity. By studying our shared human past, we can unlock the secrets of our very identities. Who you are within your individual and family history. Who you are in your city's history. Who you are within your nation's history. And who you are within humanity's history.
As humans we are constantly looking back to see where we come from, and history gives us the tools to do that at the highest level. To understand why the world is as it is. To understand the issues we may face going forward. To understand what it means to be human. All by exploring what our ancestors have done in the past.