The History Department at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School aims to provide a stimulating and varied curriculum to all learners. The simple philosophy is that if the pupils are enjoying themselves they are more likely to learn. This philosophy underpins all lessons.


  • To enable students to acquire an interest in the past and for that interest to be stimulated
  • To help students understand and interpret the past
  • To help students understand and evaluate the evidence of the past
  • To enable the students to develop intellectually
  • To help students develop a sense of identity through a study of the development of Britain, Europe and the world
  • To contribute to the knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures
  • To enable students to understand the world in which we live in the light of the past
  • To prepare students with understanding, skills and personal social abilities suitable for adult life
  • To enrich other areas of the curriculum