In the History department we embrace the challenge of introducing our pupils to both ancient and modern history. We encourage our pupils to challenge preconceived ideas and to have the confidence to eloquently express their own findings and opinions.
Pupils might find themselves creating and filming a news report about the causes of the Black Death or teaching their own mini-lesson on the impact that Scottish migrants had on the British Empire. Pupils experience History at first hand through a range of field trips to places such as St Andrews and the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium.
Guest speakers from universities and the world of politics enrich the learning experience. It is testament to the enthusiasm of the department and the receptive nature of our pupils that many of them continue to study History and International Relations at university.