History is an increasingly valuable subject, highly regarded by educational establishments and employers alike. Studying history helps pupils to travel back through time and discover how the world today has evolved and provides them with the context to understand the society in which they live. It helps pupils to develop the skills to look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly and to express their own opinions.

Pupils are encouraged to be inquisitive and develop their interest in the past, to gain awareness of historical concepts, to encourage independent thinking and the ability to make informed judgements of issues and to cultivate empathy with people living in diverse places and at different times.

The History department, headed by Mr Ferrero, consists of four teachers, with a mix of specialisms including modern history, medieval archaeology and politics from Oxford, University College London, Lancaster and Keele.