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History GCSE

History is the study of the human past. It fascinates and it shocks; is causes joy and sadness in all those who study it. Yet there can be no doubt that it is inescapable, confronting us in the twenty-first century at every turn. A politician’s speech, a quiet road-side memorial or a great-grandfather’s old journal: all of these present us with historical challenges. To comprehend our place in the world today, we must understand that we are always ‘walking backwards into tomorrow’, never knowing what lies ahead, but always in the knowledge of that which went before. This is what history is all about.

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