"History fires pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. Pupils find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. They develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies." National Curriculum, 2009.
St. Joseph's History Department strives to deliver a varied and interesting curriculum that engages and challenges pupils. The delivery of this content is wide-ranging and tests the pupils' ability to assess and evaluate evidence and formulate arguments. Teaching and learning within the Department appeals to a wide variety of learners so that History is interesting and enjoyable for all.