The study of history will enable students to make sense of their own experiences by being able to place them in local, national and international contexts and help them to understand the society and world in which they live.

History makes a significant contribution to preparation for citizenship through the consideration of a wide range of societies and political systems. In addition, it contributes to economic and industrial understanding through the study of different ways of managing economies and factors influencing economic and industrial development, or stagnation and decline. History has links with most other subjects. It provides the context into which works of art, music and literature, as well as scientific developments, can be placed. History involves the study of the nature of a wide range of religious beliefs and their effects on different societies, as well as the importance of geographical factors in influencing developments. Use is made of written and oral communication which supports the development of literacy throughout Radnor House.