As a department, we aim to develop historians who can tell everyone’s stories through the provision of a rich and broad curriculum. We use the stories of a variety of individuals to help students engage with the past in a more personal way.
Through the teaching of British and world History, we aim to promote British values and foster an appreciation for different cultures and their histories. We intend to provide a high level of academic rigour and an appropriate level of challenge for all through our ambitious curriculum. Our curriculum is broad and diverse, celebrating the histories of many nations, including Britain’s links with the wider world.
We also aim to create historians who are curious about the past and are critical thinkers. We aim to help them to actively engage with current events through a well-rounded understanding of the past.
We believe an understanding of History is vital in the modern world because it helps students to appreciate the complexity of global events.
A study of History helps students to develop the ability to challenge accepted narratives, consider different interpretations and shape their own opinions in an informed manner.