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The history department aims to provide students a safe environment where all learners feel they have the confidence to succeed and try their best. To enthuse students and to use history to help them to be tolerant members of the wider community through understanding how history links us together. To show them how politically change has happened so that they are aware how the past influences the present and the need for them to actively engage with the society that they live in. To help them to be able to evaluate and analyse historical problems and be able to recognise how solutions have been sought by those who were living at the time. To recognise the context of events understanding the cultures of the time to give them a social awareness that helps them to appreciate their own cultural diversity.