"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity."
History is a subject that has been valued by every civilization, by every nation and every community since man first began to communicate. At Queen Elizabeth’s Community College we understand its importance in preparing young people for the 21st Century world.
History is compelling in its narrative - the story of our social, economic and political evolution. Its heroes and villains, triumphs and defeats are as common to our TV screens and cinemas as they are our libraries. It captures the imagination young and old alike.
We know that it is important for young people to have a strong grasp of the History of their nation and the wider world. To support this our key stage 3 curriculum covers many of the defining moments in British History at Years 7 and 8 as well as looking at the development of other distinctive cultures such as Native Americans. In Year 9 we take a more modern and international focus helping students to understand the foundations of the new century.
Without the knowledge, without facts, everything else is just guesswork in a vacuum.
The subject is a classic foundation for entry into any form of academic life. It teaches skills that important for all in society, to analyse and interpret information, to make balanced judgments, to construct and effectively deliver an argument, and to evaluate sources and evidence.
We begin building these skills from Year 7 and monitor the progress students make all the way through key stage 3, GCSE and A-Level. As students develop they deal wit more complex challenges and an increasing depth of analysis.
Last updated: 12 July 2011