History Department

History at St John’s encourages pupils to develop a genuine and lasting interest in the subject. Content ranges from ancient periods in Rome and Greece, through the Medieval period with specific focus on the Magna Carta, as well as looking at the events of the First World War, and also covers the Tudor period and the Industrial Revolution at Senior Level.

Alongside these topics, pupils are given opportunities to develop their historical skills, analysing a wide range of sources in a variety of mediums, which is then used to structure and present reasoned arguments either in essay form, or in debates within classes.