Everyone should want to learn about History!
History is a key subject and has traditionally been a core subject in any school's curriculum. Its value and importance is recognised by senior schools and higher education and it can provide a range of skills with which to equip the student in preparation for continued study. The study of History builds awareness of the world we live in today, through examination and analysis of the events of the past. It is a vital subject to help prepare students for the complexities of the world, through the study of developments which have made it what it is today. It provides a forum to discuss motivations and causes as well as helping students to apply a human face to events; proving that ancient history is not, in fact, so ancient or impersonal. The subject can appeal to all due to its range; with the studies of different periods, personalities, countries, conflicts, traditions, ideologies and technological developments, to name but a few.
History is able to make many cross-curricular links and is taught in a manner which accentuates these. Pupils are encouraged to excel in the subject and to demonstrate their varied abilities. At Lanesborough we cover a wide range of historical periods to ensure that all boys leave us with a broad historical foundation, as well as sound ability to apply their historical enquiry skills. Above all, however, History lessons are an opportunity to discover some of the wealth of fascinating stories about people, places, cultures and nations, to develop questioning skills and to enjoy learning.
Miss Polly Gillow
Head of History