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The Importance of History

History is currently a subject that is being taken to a different level in the world today. Everyone has an interest in the past, and we are passionate about harnessing that, and developing an understanding of how it affects us today.

History at St Peters seeks to inspire and enable our students to understand how the past contributes to the future, giving them the skills and processes in order to be able to do this competently.

The History Department Approach

As a department within a school that has a range of abilities and strengths, it is important that students are encouraged to develop their learning within their ability, as well as something that will benefit them across the curriculum.

We encourage our students to:

  • Be aware that history is happening all around us.
  • Feel their opinion is valued but it must be informed.
  • Question.
  • Be aware of the reliability and bias of all sources.
  • Appreciate the nature of the source.
  • Be aware of stereotypes and generalisations.
  • Be aware of topical events and important occasions.
  • Appreciate that there isn’t always a clear answer or one answer.
  • Appreciate an understanding of History is necessary to understanding and participating in the  world at large, whether one studies History further or not.
  • Appreciate the significance of key events on the direction of society.
  • Develop empathy.

We can encourage these through:

  • Discussion with pupils (class, small group and one-to-one)
  • Direct questioning
  • Written comments in books
  • Nature of tasks set
  • Differentiation
  • Providing pupils with varied reading
  • Modeling this approach/leading by example

Mrs E Bowater
Head of History/Sociology

Contact Us 

Mr M Twigge


Head of Faculty

Mrs E Bowater

Head of Department


Mrs K Huett

Teacher of History


Miss N Rowe

Teacher of History and RE


Mr A Unwin

Teacher of History


  • Post 16 Results Press Release August 2017

    As the headteacher of St Peter’s School, I am proud of our students’ achievements who, supported by their parents and guided by our staff, have achieved the highest possible grade across a broad range of subjects.  This year students have continued to demonstrate both their academic and personal development through attaining the grades necessary to secure places at prestigious universities such as Durham, Birmingham, Loughborough, York and Nottingham.

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