‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’
Marcus Garvey (1917)
History fires the curiosity and imagination of our students, as they learn about the richness and diversity of human experience through the ages. They gain an understanding of the beliefs, motivations and dilemmas that influenced the behaviour of past peoples, and an awareness of how their legacy has shaped the world we live in today. History helps our students to develop a sense of their own identities, as they study past cultures and societies at a local, national and international level. Embedded in our study of history is the importance of developing our students as citizens who understand the origins of our multicultural nation, and the foundations of our modern legal and political institutions. As the girls gain a chronological overview at Key Stage 3, they learn to make connections across different periods and societies. This helps to form a sound basis for the girls to study history at Key Stages 4 and 5.