History is taught from Transition through to CE1 and aims to explain how people’s lives have shaped our nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Throughout their time at Hereward House, boys explore ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires and the achievements of mankind.

We aim to encourage investigation, understand causes and effects and appreciate and question those who have gone before us.

The use of sources, whether primary or secondary, enable Hereward boys to query the world around them. They are encouraged to constantly ask the important who, what, why, when, where and how questions. This enables them to make connections, draw contrasts and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.

Being based in the centre of London, all year groups are able to visit first-hand the many wonderful museums, houses, palaces and galleries that the city has to offer. These experiences ensure that boys are reliving the history they are being taught.

During F6, CE2 and CE1, boys commence the I.S.E.B. 13+ Common Entrance Syllabus. This course is based upon Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. Pupils study two periods “Medieval Realms: Britain 1066-1485” and “The Making of the United Kingdom: 1485-1750” in depth across the three years. The boys examine people’s actions and evaluate sources, which they use to reach and support conclusions, making appropriate use of dates and terms. Various techniques are taught so that every aspect of a source is analysed.