Welcome to the History Department

We are determined to make every student who walks into our classrooms love History. We aim to show every student the value, importance and relevance of past events and why a knowledge of the past is important to our future.

Our teachers are all passionate and skilled Historians with our own areas of expertise. We became teachers because we wanted to talk about History all day and that is exactly what we do.

Our philosophy is:

  • History should be exciting and interesting. We will not teach anything that cannot be made exciting or interesting (thankfully, almost all of history can be).
  • History should be relevant. It should teach students something about the world they live in and help them make sense of modern life as well as teaching them about past lives.
  • History should teach skills. Students should leave us with not only a knowledge of the past but critical thinking skills, debating skills, the ability to weigh up arguments and the ability to spot bias and propaganda.

Students at Toot Hill enjoy History and the department has a large number of students opting to take it at both GCSE and A Level.

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