"I am a Medievalist and I love having debates with our Modernists about when the most significant events have happened in our past. I am also proud that we deliver nationally recognised Holocaust Education. I am committed to ongoing research to expand our knowledge in order that we can responsibly teach about the Holocaust and WWII within the classroom and beyond.
"History is what tells us who we are, where we came from and who we are connected to. Without studying history we cannot understand where we are now or where we are going in the future.
"History develops a passion to ensure that wrongs in the past are not repeated in the future. A curiosity about how people in the past thought differently or similarly to them even though their lives may be separated by hundreds of years. A determination to study hard and write with maturity and authority; accepting that a piece of writing or research may take time to develop and refine before it is completed.
"Historians never stop questioning. They question why things happen. They question how they can truly know what happened. They even question other Historians! This ability to question and think critically encourages a confidence to communicate ideas and challenge injustice.
"History is a really interesting subject which teaches you a variety of skills. It helps you to analyse a series of events and reflect on how that led to a particular outcome. History also helps you to critically analyse sources and determine their credibility. This is really helpful for the future as the media often distort the truth which is actually quite damaging as they have such a strong influence. These skills help you to determine which articles are genuine and credible."
Alisha Buss, Year 11 student.