The History department at The Tiffin Girls’ School is passionate about making the past relevant to its students through its exploration of key events, the context in which they took place and how they have shaped the world today.
We believe the study of history is central to a balanced education, providing students with the skills to interpret source materials, understand the relevance of diverse societies and cultures and develop a joy of learning through their study of the past.
From Year 7 to Year 13, students follow a carefully mapped diverse and globally focused curriculum which allows them to explore the history of different countries, such as the Silk Road, Medieval England, Medieval West Africa, Islamic Empires, Early Modern Europe, the Mughal Empire, the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Twentieth Century International Relations, Communism in China and Migration to Britain.
Through this content, we teach students to use the disciplinary tools needed to unlock the past by promoting learning through enquiry. We are committed to developing our students’ enquiring minds, enabling them to analyse, interpret and challenge the telling of historic events. History students evaluate primary and secondary source materials and are able to organise their thoughts coherently and present their arguments logically and persuasively. Trips to the Museum of London, the National Archives, Spitalfields and the battlefields of WW1 are just some of the trips that engage students beyond the classroom.
Many of our students go on to study History, Law, Ancient History, Social Anthropology, History & International Relations and PPE at leading universities.