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History is the study of the past, specifically the people, societies and events that have helped to shape the world we inhabit today. At St Edward’s we aim to develop the very best historians. We challenge students to think, act and speak like those working in the field would: to research thoroughly, to weigh-up evidence, to understand chronology, to evaluate interpretations and develop arguments.
Our curriculum broadens student’s understanding of the process of change over time, as well as other concepts such as continuity, significance, cause and consequence. As a result of skills acquired, through the study of history, we expect our students to be able to analyse, explain and understand the past. They will also be encouraged to become more confident, resilient and critical thinkers.
Our history students will study a wide range of historical periods from ancient Rome to the modern day, they will do so from a variety of standpoints and hopefully come to appreciate that there is often more than one truth.
Students develop the range of skills needed to become confident in their own opinions, making well supported judgements and express them articulately using keywords from topics and academic, historical vocabulary.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“For whatsoever things were written afore time were written for our learning, that we through patience, and comfort, of the scriptures might have hope.”
The clear message here is that we learn from the past and, as human beings, are hopefully better for it.