The study of History will fire students' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps students develop their own identity through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. They will develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. We aim to inspire students and develop skills that enable to think critically about the world around them.
At times our study will focus on a chronological overview, at times a thematic focus and at times an in depth analysis. As a result, students will gain a greater understanding of the wider impact and value of History both as an academic discipline and as preparation for becoming more tolerant and responsible citizens.
Beyond the curriculum, students will have a variety of learning opportunities ranging from local fieldwork visits to Bodmin Gaol. Pendennis Castle and Restormel Castle to an international study visit to Berlin/Munich. In addition, we have good links with The Royal Cornwall Museum and Record Office, which offers enrichment workshops for students.
We also encourage students to take part in local and national History competitions and to develop in leadership roles within school based History activities such as being a History Subject Leader.