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What is History?

Essentially History is the study of events and people from the past.

So why study History?

There are many reasons why the study of History is essential and it has been summed up by some of the greatest thinkers of all time.

“A man who does not respect his ancestors is worse than a wild animal” An old saying of the North American indigenous people.

“History teaches us tolerance for human shortcomings and imperfections” Lewis F. Powel.

“History repeats itself because nobody listens” Professor Laurence Peter.

“If people could learn History, what lessons might it teach us?” Samuel Coleridge.

History is a National Curriculum subject that is taught to all students up to year 9. After that students can choose to study History further at GCSE.


All students in years 7-11 are taught in the North block. There are three specialist classrooms on the second floor of the block. All three of those rooms have an interactive SMARTboards, TV, Video and DVD. There are five specialist History teachers currently in the department.

Mrs. Turton: Curriculum Leader History, year 11 tutor and sixth form teacher.
Mrs. Rigby: Teacher of History, Geography and RE, year 11 tutor and sixth form teacher.
Miss Rees: Teacher of History
Miss Meadowcroft: Teacher of History