In studying history you will develop more than just an understanding of the past; you will develop a sense of wonder and understanding of the world that we live in today - both locally and globally. The history course will allow you to further develop your historical skills and, within that, compare and contrast different perspectives of history through looking at: political, social, economic and cultural factors. We endeavour to allow you to fully appreciate the world today, by understanding our global past.
The purpose of the course is to enable students to become curious about the past; to want to ask questions and seek the answers. Students will be expected to further their understanding of source evaluation and, using evidence from different perspectives/opinions, reach a substantiated judgement on the past.
Students who study history will develop a key eye at critiquing information and will further their ability to communicate their ideas, which it a vital life skill.
Within your history course, topics of study could include:-
Paper 1: Prescribed subject (one topic to be studied - this is a source based exam)
- Military leaders
- The move to global war
- Rights and protest
Paper 2: World history (two topics to be studied - this is an essay based exam)
- Societies in transition 1400 - 1700
- Causes and effects of Early Modern Wars 1500 - 1750
- Authoritarian states 20th Century
- The Cold War: superpower tensions and rivalries 20th Century
Paper 3: Depth study (this is an essay based exam)
Minimum of five 9-5 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths. Students are expected to have a grade 6 in English or History.
In successfully completing the course, students will be fully prepared for further education at university (subjects could include: history, politics, law, international relations etc.) and future employment.
Future courses & possible careers:
- Legal Sector
- Civil Service
- Local Government