The study of history reveals our place in the world . History uncovers our roots and foreshadows our future . History helps us to unpick the complexity of the past . History is the study of people . It is fascinating and it is enlightening . But it is also vast .
Our history curriculum is designed to tell the story of our island nation as a connected part of world history ; Britain as part of the world ; not the centre of it . Therefore we take a chronological approach to explore the peoples and civilisations that have shaped our modern world . Our curriculum gives context to the essential signposts in British History on our journey to the present .
But history also equips students with the tools to navigate a complex global present . The responsible teaching of history has never been as vital to inoculate young people against the avalanche of alternative facts in the age of mass social media . Students will learn how to diagnose opinion from fact , to assess the validity of evidence against bias and points of view .
This broad and challenging curriculum requires students to engage with a wide variety of historical experiences and fosters their critical and thinking skills . Having done so , students will be better equipped to understand the global world and succeed in life .
“ A people without the knowledge of their past history , origin and culture is like a tree without roots .” - Marcus Garvey