History

A high-quality education in history will inspire boys' curiosity to know more about the past – both about Britain's past and about the past of a wider world.

Our teaching inspires the boys to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps the boys to understand the complexity of people's lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Our history curriculum aims to ensure that the boys will know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day. They learn how people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

How we teach

The boys will be taught to know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world and the nature of ancient civilisations, including the expansion and dissolution of empires, the characteristic features of past non-European societies, and the achievements and follies of mankind.

We want the boys to gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as empire, civilisation and parliament and to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.

With these tools, the boys will be able to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions, and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.

By the end of their time at Eaton House Belgravia Prep, we want the boys to understand methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and to discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.