What is History about?

History is about developing an understanding of past events. We cover many different topics, from The 1981 Springbok Tour to the Origins of WWI. Our primary focus is looking at why events happened and how they affected people at the time as well as today.

Our vision is to:

Provide students with an understanding of their identity and with the skills to succeed in higher education.

Why study History?

History helps provide an identity. After all, how can we truly know who we are if we do not know where we have come from.

In History, we understand that the most valuable tools we can provide our students with are skills. We help to nurture and develop a number of skills in History such as reading, writing, researching, referencing and presenting. Each of these skills is important for students who are looking to go onto higher education.

Most of all, students should take History because it is fun!