York is a city that exemplifies the story of Britain's history from Roman times to the present day. Throughout the pre-prep and prep school, History is taught with the aim of fostering a lifelong interest in the history both of this country and of the wider world.
History in the pre-prep department is taught as part of an over-arching topic theme that encompasses many areas of the curriculum. In the prep department, cross-curricular links are maintained but History is taught as a discrete subject on the timetable.
Courses are designed to cover the History Study Units of the National Curriculum in their entirety throughout Key Stage1 and 2, as well as units at Key Stage 3. Senior pupils are fully prepared for Common Entrance, Scholarship and other senior school entrance exams. As far as possible, we have retained a chronological approach in determining the order in which the units are taught, with each year group studying one ancient and one modern civilisation.
Being located in the centre of one of the most historic cities in the country, we take full advantage of its museums, architecture, people and resources. We also organise trips further a field, from the ruins of Fountains Abbey to the beaches of Normandy our aim is to promote a lasting enthusiasm for History.