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The History Department is committed to helping pupils explore significant events, individuals and ideas whilst developing essential skills. The breadth of courses and qualifications ranges from Medieval England to Global Issues, whilst both A level and IB History allow for individual choice of coursework subject. At every level pupils are challenged to think critically and creatively, to work collaboratively and to understand the power of all forms of communication.

Reading is an essential part of becoming a successful pupil of History. We are lucky to be very well resourced, not least in our subject library in Grosvenor. We are always looking for opportunities to bring experts and academics to school, and for our pupils to learn experientially. We run an annual trip to the Chalke Valley History Festival as well as foreign visits that are linked directly to the curriculum.

Tom Strongman
Head of History & Politics

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    When you realise it's one month until Christmas today and our customers realise it's less than that until school breaks up for the festive holidays!

    25 Nov

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    "I have heard so many stories about incredible schools doing incredible things." @Samcoy1 reflects on the fantastic schools and leaders he has met in his capacity as a @TeachingAwards judge in this new blog post #classroomheroes

    23 Nov

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    @ValeAcadTrust @KAsWantage Submitted a report on it as a fake account - hopefully if enough people do the same, Twitter will remove it asap. Sorry you're having to deal with this guys.

    22 Nov