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Subject Statement:

‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots’ - Marcus Garvey

History is a subject of exploration, imagination and enquiry. From the ancient Greek civilisations to the events of yesterday, History shapes our lives and we shape it.

At St Peters, the History department aims to create a curriculum that is thought-provoking, inclusive and one that inspires student’s curiosity. Our curriculum intertwines the grand narrative of History with the intimate, in-depth events that influenced and shaped our nation. As such, students will be able to develop a sense of period whilst analysing History through concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. It will expose students to a range of primary and secondary sources, ranging from archaeological excavations to interpretations of the past, allowing students to understand how the past has been constructed. This intention will create curious, analytically confident and knowledgeable students who will be able to utilise these skills in a range of fields. Our hope is these students will go on to fulfil roles within the wider community in which they have a strong foundation in basic analysis and an understanding of our wider context.