History aims to encourage students to be active, morally responsible citizens, able to play a full and effective role in their communities, by developing students’ emotional intelligence and attempting to engage them in the moral dilemmas of the past. History looks to encourage its students to form a personal and moral opinion about the world in which they live.

As a department, we believe the study of History:

  • grounds us in our roots
  • helps us understand change
  • reveals patterns in our past
  • provides a foundation for change
  • makes us more empathetic
  • inspires us to learn more

After studying their History course, students should have a general knowledge of the key events that have shaped the world at local, national and international level. This should help give students a shared cultural understanding that will help them take their place in our society.

We believe History aims to prepare students for success in today’s world by:

  • developing their ability to think creatively, logically and critically
  • developing their ability to read for pleasure and for information
  • analysing and critically evaluating a range of information
  • communicating their ideas clearly through speaking and writing
  • producing successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • making responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.