Tutor Subject: History

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.

Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short – and long-term timescales.
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Location: Thetford and also offers Skype tuition

I studied a variety of subjects at university, includingEnglish, Psychology, European History and Statistics. I’m known for being a calm and patient tutor, able to teach material in the way that best suits the student I’m working with. I have over seven years of experience as a tutor in the United Kingdom and Canada, helping …

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Location: Sheringham and also offers Skype tuition

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Featured Tutor: Sharon

Location: Costessey

I am a retired school teacher principally of English and History (ages 11-18); in addition, I also taught Religious Studies at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. I am currently working as a supply teacher in Norfolk schools and I have also been employed on Norfolk County Council’s English One-to-One Tutor Register. When this was discontinued, …

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Featured Tutor: Chloe

Location: Bungay and also offers Skype tuition

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Featured Tutor: Jeremy

Location: Norwich

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