Our vision for the History Curriculum at Stanborough is to help students gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world which will help them reflect on contemporary issues. It is worth remembering that "history is to society what memory is to the individual." As persons deprived of memory become disoriented and lost, so too would young people have a shallow view of the world we live in without an understanding of the past.
In lessons we aim to inspire students’ curiosity to know more about the past. We aim to equip students to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Heads of department: Mrs E Stamp and Mr D Norris