The Coopers' Company and Coborn School


The aim of the historian, like that of the artist, is to enlarge our picture of the world, to give us a new way of looking at things - James Joll

The History department seeks to develop the students’ understanding of past human experience in all its diversity. In studying a particular period we aim to show the interplay of factors: religious, political, social, economic and cultural. We develop the skills of the historian: use of sources, evaluation, analysis, rigorous argument, both oral and written, and the appreciation of historiography.

The History team is made up of 7 teachers and is led by Mr. Dudley-Hart. Mr Barrington is in his third year at Coopers' and specialises in Modern British and European history.  Miss Edmeades and Mr Woodward are in their second year with us and specialise in Modern British and Russian history respectively. Mr Woodward is currently completing a masters module in Holocaust education.  Miss Wheaton is a Sixth Form Head of Year and specialises in British and European Social History. Ms Cheale is head of the social sciences faculty. A former head of this department she has recently completed a masters degree in contemporary history and politics. The team is completed by deputy head Mr. Bell, who is in charge of the Sixth Form. The department is based on the top floor of the humanities block with three learning spaces dedicated to history. These are all equipped with interactive projectors and Apple TV.