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“Those who do not remember the past
                            are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

The study of History at Glen Urquhart High School aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the modern world and in the people and events that have helped shape that world. Through a wide range of courses students will develop important skills.

These include:

  • The ability to show understanding of the importance of events, developments, actions and attitudes
  • The ability to show understanding of causes and consequences
  • The ability to think critically and independently
  • The ability to read with understanding
  • The ability to explain with clarity
  • The ability to express and sustain a logical and coherent argument on a wide variety of issues
  • The ability to evaluate the usefulness of sources of information
  • The ability to compare different views and to assess their validity


These skills are extremely relevant for many careers including law, journalism, the diplomatic service, the civil service, teaching, politics, the police, business management and a host of other interesting jobs.