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The purpose of history at SMM is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of how societies and cultures have evolved and interacted over time, so that they may recognise how the past has shaped the world they live in today, be that at the international, national, or more local level within Southeast London. We believe our students should be exposed to a broad and diverse array of histories and interpretations, proudly reflecting the SMM community, whilst equipping them with the cultural capital necessary for all to thrive in the future.

The study of history at SMM should help foster our students’ ability to think critically about the past, able to grapple with great moral dilemmas, so that they can leave us as active and aware citizens, who can critically evaluate, form logical arguments, and draw conclusions when presented with evidence from a variety of different sources