The skills acquired from studying history make us well-informed citizens and these skills can be transferred to all areas of life. From studying history, we develop knowledge and understanding of chronology and key features of periods as well as the role of significant individuals, events, developments and issues. History develops our understanding of the historical concepts of continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity and difference, and significance by making connections, drawing contrasts, analysing trends and investigating big historical questions. We are able to make connections between different aspects of the periods and themes studied; between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, social, political, religious and military history; and between short and long term timescales. History develops analytical skills by investigating how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims as well as how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed so learners develop the ability to create their own structured accounts of history.