History Department Aims

The History Department aims to:

  • develop in young people a knowledge and understanding of people – what motivates them, what they think and how they feel.
  • empower pupils to become thinking citizens of the twenty-first century by learning to defend their views in class while listening and responding to opposing ideas.
  • enable pupils to become good communicators. Good historians have to argue their case orally and on paper.
  • develop the skills necessary to carry out historical enquiry.
  • stimulate and maintain pupil interest in the past.
  • develop skills of critical thinking.