History allows pupils to investigate, question and seek to understand the opinions, motives, prejudices and beliefs of individuals and societies of the past.
The department offers pupils a unique doorway to exploring their past through the use of a vast variety of media and learning opportunities. Understanding the past is vital to understanding the present and to forging the future..
Pupils have to question their own value systems, separate fact from opinion and uninformed judgements from reasoned conclusions.
They will also develop skills of a wide ranging nature, including how to process information, make decisions, solve problems, draw conclusions and assess the significance of individuals and events in history.
A knowledge of history allows pupils to develop an understanding of the world in which we live.