At Earlston High School we believe that if you do not know where you have come from then you cannot understand where you are going. We aim to provide an experience that will stimulate learners and develop a life-long interest in the subject. Employers and academic institutions place a high value on skills developed through the study of History. In particular, they are impressed by the ability of Historians to research, analyse and present information. Above all, History helps pupils to think logically and put forward reasoned arguments. We will study local, national and international events, people and trends from the past which directly influence our lives today.