“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without routes” - Marcus Garvey
Young people need a sense of history in order to understand themselves, their identity and the world around them.
Studying History at The King’s allows students to explore a vast array of historical sources that will challenge, inspire and excite them. We aim to provide students with an in-depth appreciation of second order concepts, including chronology, changes and continuities, similarities and differences and causes and consequences; acknowledging how they help historians to understand and appreciate historical events throughout time.
We pride ourselves on our strong moral purpose to prepare students not only for the classroom, but for life beyond – offering opportunities to explore historical topics and their link to current world affairs, enabling them to fully understand the world in which they live. Students will have the opportunity to consider varying interpretations of historical events and develop their own opinions on key historical issues. In the future, a strong understanding of history will produce students who do not automatically accept a given version, but will critically analyse information given to them to produce their own well-thought out views, enabling them to be good citizens.