History and Politics

'Historical awareness should be an essential part of the education of all young people.' Council of Europe The History and Politics Department aims to assist pupils to achieve the best possible grades in public examinations. The study of the subjects develops highly sought after skills: the ability to absorb and analyse information; to write under pressure; to structure arguments and to deploy information. The Department believes that the exploration of the past develops knowledge that can counter myths and decipher prejudice, and that the study of politics enriches students' civic identities.