Subject Overview

History is about more than simply memorising dates and the deeds of famous figures. History is a chronicle of human behaviour – a real-life drama full of villains and heroes, the mighty and the meek. It examines the circumstances that moved its players to transform people and places (for better and for worse), and it holds the answers to how and why our lives are fashioned the way they are today – from our language, fashion and technology to our sports, political systems and religious practices.

Our aim is to give pupils an awareness of their background as a young citizen of the 21st century. Our approaches are varied but are rooted in the story of history, secure factual knowledge and a respect for evidence. We also encourage a questioning mind, the forming of opinions and a willingness to listen to others.

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