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History and Geography Mastery

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Embed a knowledge and skills rich curriculum into your school for history and geography


We believe that having a strategically designed, knowledge-rich curriculum is key to pupils mastering the skills they need to participate, challenge, and reshape the world around them. Our curriculum aims to inspire young minds, stimulate curiosity and encourage children to engage with major global challenges such as the environment, community cohesion, and ethical decision-making.

The History and Geography programme will allow your school to embed a proven mastery approach through:

  • a well-sequenced and interlinked KS1 and KS2 curriculum for history and geography
  • integrated training and professional development – to help all staff (including non-specialists) to develop confidence in teaching these subjects
  • a full suite of classroom planning and delivery resources – available on MyMastery in bite-sized units, for easy implementation.

The History and Geography Mastery programme has been rigorously piloted across the Ark Academy Trust to ensure every unit works effectively in the classroom and we’re exited to open access further this year to our Partner Schools. Find out how your school can get involved below.

Are you already partnered with Mathematics Mastery?


Exclusive upgrade offer: become an early adopter and save

We are excited to offer exclusive early access to Science, History and Geography Mastery to our Mathematics Mastery partner schools ahead of its official launch as part of an extended pilot programme, which includes:

  • a carefully sequenced curriculum
  • engaging units of work for Years 1-6
  • teaching and planning guidance for all units
  • ready-made classroom resources
  • integrated professional development for all teaching staff

In what we know is going to be another challenging year for schools can offer everything you need to implement a comprehensive Science, History and Geography curriculum.

This offer is available to all existing partner schools at a discounted price of just £900 (normal RRP £1,710). To request a quote or discuss upgrading contact us at partnerships@arkcurriculumplus.org.uk.

Thoroughly tried and tested in schools


All of our Mastery programmes are written by teachers for teachers and you can be certain that they work in the classroom as every programme is thoroughly tested both within the Ark Academy Trust and with schools outside our trust.

We regularly collect feedback on History & Geography Mastery from teachers using the curriculum in their schools. We then update, improve and develop the programme to ensure every unit is effective, easy to implement and engaging for everyone.

Click play to watch the video of one of our trial schools discussing their experience of the History and Geography Mastery programme or download our programme guide below.

What do you get when you join the programme?

  • A carefully sequenced curriculum
  • Engaging units of work
  • Teaching and planning guidance
  • Classroom resources
  • Professional development
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Our approach


Thought and care has gone into how to build rich and deep learning across the curriculum in primary schools. There has been a dual focus on what children should be learning and how best it should be taught.

History and Geography Mastery provides you with a knowledge-rich, comprehensive curriculum that has been strategically sequenced to ensure a broad and effective learning experience for your pupils. All of the units of work are underpinned by a clear rationales and conceptual rigour. Where connections are meaningful, links between the subjects have been embedded to ensure pupils gain a rich understanding from both a historical and geographical perspective.

Glenn Prior | Deputy Head Teacher at Ark John Archer School

The programme has opened up our teachers to a whole new way of thinking and brought a brand new energy to our classrooms. The curriculum resources are rich in knowledge and vocabulary and the supporting resources are so well designed that our teachers are now freed up within their planning and prep time to focus more on how to bring the curriculum to life. They can now think about how to provoke thought, enquiry and discussion.

Looking for a comprehensive mastery programme for Science as well?

Our History & Geography Mastery programme has been designed to work alongside our Science Mastery programme for an effective whole school approach to teaching these subjects. Our curriculum design team have developed all three curriculum sequences with subject integrity at the heart of their design, but where meaningful cross-curricular links are beneficial to your pupils’ understanding we have embedded them into the curriculum providing a rich learning experience.

Find out how your school could benefit from implementing Science, History and Geography Mastery together. 

Latest Announcements

Covid-19 support for schools

As teachers ourselves, we understand how extraordinarily difficult this period has been for all schools. We have made some important changes to our mastery programmes this year to help support you in the months ahead.