Aims of the Department
The History department wants boys to understand the world that we live in today. We value skills, achievement and the desire for knowledge along with application and effort. The History curriculum is geared towards boys and builds on knowledge and skills from Year 7 through to Year 11 developing in the boys the skills required to be successful not only in GCSE History but also in further study and as inquisitive men of character throughout their lives.
We also believe in real-life experiential learning opportunities for all our boys; this includes a trip to Warwick castle in Year 7, Belgium in Year 8, the Imperial War Museum in year 9, as well as a residential trip to Berlin in Year 10 and Year 12. The department aims for all boys to leave the Fulham Boys School with a developed understanding of today’s society and be able to express opinions in an articulate manner.
Our approach to lessons
All lessons in History are engaging and allow the boys to demonstrate their inquisitive nature by investigating the past. Boys are able to explore historical interpretations and use their evaluative skills to judge significance and evaluate utility of sources.