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History

Curriculum Content Overview

The History department are a passionate and dedicated team whose intent is based upon the principles of Santayana that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. It is our belief that the foundations of our identity lie in our past and that the study of it allows pupils to engage with the world around them more fully and to develop an understanding of their place within the past as well as to inspire them to change the future as a result. History is the story of our past and our students are encouraged to use evidence to solve analytically the mysteries of the past. We believe that in the 21st century, more than ever, pupils must be able to critically evaluate sources of information and recognise how the past is being interpreted to create the narrative someone wants it to be. The skills our students acquire complement and enhance their understanding across the curriculum in English, Drama, Religious Studies, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Citizenship, Politics, Government and Media. Therefore, we believe that History goes beyond the classroom to inspire our pupils to develop the moral values, respect and tolerance required to be a modern citizen within the picture of our national and global history.  

 

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