How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what is going to happen unless you know what has happened before? History isn’t just about the past, it is about why we are who we are, and about what is next. – Tony Robinson
History at Harrow Way continues to be an increasingly popular subject amongst Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students.
Our aim is to provide quality History lessons that are accessible to all, in a safe and welcoming environment. We strive to ensure that the value of every child is recognised and we assist them in achieving to the best of their ability.
History at Harrow Way endeavours to enable all students to understand the past that has shaped the world in which they live and in doing so, build up a greater appreciation of the contemporary world and are equipped to take their place in shaping the future.
The History Department is dedicated to the study of History and thoroughly believe that it is one of the most important and fascinating subjects in the National Curriculum. It is one of the only subjects allows the student to explore a diversity of periods, people, societies, places and events. The study of History puts the present into perspective as no other subject does, which places an important and significant responsibility on those who teach it.
History is all around us on TV, in newspapers, on bookshelves and at the cinema. At Harrow Way, we believe that History forces students to ask questions about particular people, events or cultures not just Where and When but more importantly, Why and How. As a department, we encourage our young Historians to think about these questions and discover the past for themselves, and in so doing, form their own opinions whilst developing their own analytical and reasoning skills.