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History (IP Years 3-4)

‘History cannot give us a programme for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.’ – Robert Penn Warren. In the TJC IP History department, we believe that the study of history should be the examination of historical ideas that have changed the world today. The engagement with the historical discipline will enable our students to gain a consciousness of humanity and clarify their individual roles and purpose in the world.


We train our students to approach challenging historical concepts in a systematic and inquiry-driven manner. As a result, they are empowered and arrive at their own understanding of significant ideas in human history. They will transfer these ideas through various exciting tasks in lessons that allow them to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, construct their own explanations and evaluate sources.


Reducing the focus on traditional examinations, our students embark on an independent research project, which allows for an authentic exploration of what the students themselves are interested in. We will guide them through the research process, teach them how to find and evaluate evidence, as well as provide the opportunity for them to present the results of their research in an engaging and exciting manner.