History is offered at all levels at Rydal Penrhos School and is a popular choice in the senior school, where we have a long record of examination success.
The department runs at least one field trip a year and Sixth form pupils attend up to three history conferences in Manchester per year, where the most distinguished experts on aspects of modern history share their wisdom. Pupils have recently taken part in trips to Russia and Rome with further exciting trips planned for the 2012/13 academic year.
Why study History?
“Historians are dangerous people. They are capable of upsetting everything.” (Nikita Khrushchev)
Are you a dangerous person? Do you question people and values? Do you have your own opinions and stand up for them? If so, then History is for you. History teaches and refines the skills of argument and critical analysis based on actual human experience. The Historian deals with actual events and real people and an understanding of our past is fundamental when dealing with present day problems and conflicts. It gives us an insight into the development of our societies beliefs and foundations.
Has History any use? The answer has to be yes. The History pupil learns to collect, collate, order, analyse and evaluate information; to present a case, to criticise and compile a report. These are very important skills, applicable in many walks of life, such a Law, Civil Service, Journalism, Armed Forces and Business & Finance.
Head of Department
Mr M Bennett BA
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History teaching staff
Mr A Price MA
Mrs J Noad BA