Our fundamental aims in the History Department are twofold; firstly to generate an interest in the subject, and secondly to transmit some knowledge of the past to those we teach that is both interesting in itself and, hopefully, of value to the pupils in helping them understand the world around them.

It is important that pupils realise there were people here before them and that these people, though similar to us in many ways, were also remarkably different. It is also important that they understand how our society evolved and why we are what we are now.

We believe that the story of the past is an interesting one and one well worth studying.