The broad aims of the Alleyn's History Department are to contribute to the intellectual and moral development of pupils through adding an historical element to their educational experience by teaching them about the human past and its importance.
We aim to stimulate student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in History whilst enabling students to maximise their potential in public examinations. Students should also be introduced to the key skills and ideas of historical study.
The Department has its own library of books, DVDs and videos, many of which can be borrowed by students. Our membership to the Historical Association enables us to attend lectures and we attend a variety of Sixth Form conferences both locally and in London. Along with the Politics Department, we run a 7-day trip to New York and Washington and two students per year visit Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust programme. We also run a trip to Berlin for GCSE students in conjunction with the German Department. Year 8 pupils visit Hampton Court. We subscribe to all relevant periodicals and the staff in the Department are specialist historians with lively interest in spreading the historical word!