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An understanding of History is essential in making sense of the world we live in today. Pick up any newspaper and it will contain stories that cannot be fully understood without knowledge of the past. From economic problems to the War on Terror, it is impossible to fully appreciate the issues of the world without knowing why they exist. An understanding of History makes you a more informed voter, a more responsible citizen, and it gives you the skills to access the media and distinguish fact from fiction. History at the Harrodian teaches you skills like debating, information analysis, structured writing, philosophy, theology, economics, data analysis and research. Your vocabulary will also improve.

Prep School Curriculum
Classical civilisations including the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans; the Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman invasions of England; England during the Middle Ages including the stories of Thomas Becket, the Magna Carta and the Black Death; Islam and the Islamic Empires; the Renaissance and Tudor life; the Early Modern Period from the Tudors to the Stuarts; the Industrial Revolution and British Empire.

Senior School Curriculum
The Twentieth Century World including the First World War; the rise of the Dictators; life in Nazi Germany; the Holocaust; the causes and events of World War Two; the Suffragette Movement; the Cold War; conflict in the Middle East; the civil rights movement.

Advanced Level
Four units including Tsarist Russia from 1855-1917; Hitler and the Holocaust; Modern Britain 1951-2007; a personal study on the Middle East 1895-2000.
We also offer Government and Politics which includes People and Politics (how democracy and political participation work in the UK); Governing the UK (how the British government is structured); Political Ideologies (including conservatism, socialism, liberalism, anarchism, nationalism, feminism, ecologism and multi-culturalism

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In December our Pre-Prep staff ran the Santa race at Richmond Park and raised £1,750 in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice. Our 14s and 15s pupils also thought about how they could make it a warmer winter for others, as they bought and wrapped presents for women and children at Sutton Women’s Centre.  Read more...


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Harrodian’s third annual Film Festival showcased films that were created, produced and directed entirely by pupils in the 13s and above. A total of ten films were shortlisted and shown on a cinema screen in the Theatre in front of an expert judging panel. Read More...