History is the study of life in society in the past, in relation to present developments and future hopes. It is the story of mankind in time - an inquiry into the past based on evidence.
Students must study History in Years 7 and 8 and can continue their studies to GCSE and if they wish, and also study history at A-level.
Through the study of History, students will learn about their own identities and how different groups and communities have interacted with each other throughout different time periods.
Throughout their time studying history at HABS, students will develop a deeper understanding of key historical concepts such as chronology, changes and continuity, causes and consequence, similarity and difference, source analysis and evaluating significance of past events.
Studying history at Key Stage 5 prepares students for university courses and goes well with a wide variety of subjects, such as Politics, Economics and Law, helping students to access careers across many areas, including local and national government, the civil service, law firms and charities.
By the end of their time here at HABS, students will be able to empathise with key individuals, groups, governments and nations with regards to how they acted and evaluate whether or not those actions were justified.
Further details of the curriculum can be downloaded below.