History

History

Entry Criteria

  • Average Point Score: 4.0
  • English Language GCSE 4.0.
  • 5 in this subject at GCSE (if studied).

Examination Board

  • AQA

 

Teaching Staff

  • Mr Power
  • Mrs Robinson
  • Mrs Heywood
  • Mrs Lomas
  • Mrs Storah

Studying History is rewarding, informative and interesting. It helps you develop useful skills and is taught in a variety of ways.

The skills developed in History are transferable and highly valued by employers:

  • Flexibility
  • Asking questions
  • Making judgements
  • Understanding people
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing skills
  • Analyzing, selecting, organising & communicating clearly
  • Critical analysis of events, people and documents

Topics are taught through a mixture of approaches. Pupils will use both primary and secondary sources and should become skilled at extracting information from each and assessing the reliability and value of any given source for their work.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to work independently on projects, to use prepared materials which emphasise the important details, to engage in discussion, to draw as well as write their findings and to produce oral and visual presentations of their work.

History combines well with a number of subjects such as Sociology, Politics, Geography, English and Philosophy and Ethics.

One of the main tasks of historians is to gather evidence in support of an argument. That is why many historians find themselves following a career in Law either as a solicitor or barrister. History is also useful for careers in research, the media and journalism.