History is more than learning about historical events; we challenge interpretations so that we can understand how events of the past shaped our lives today. You will learn to form and support your own opinion on a range of historical issues. This is an exciting, varied and challenging course which will help you to gain an understanding of the world we live in, learning about everything from the economy, to religion, to politics.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
You’ll cover four main topics, including the transformation of Britain from 1918-1997, the boom, bust and recovery of the USA, the witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, and Nazi Germany.
History students learn in a variety of ways including group work, interactive tasks, individual research, presentations, debates and comprehension activities.
This course is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. You will complete one piece of coursework and three exams at the end of Year 2.
Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work. GCSE History at a grade 9-4 is not essential but is desirable.
History students have gone on to study history or related courses at prestigious universities including Russell Group, and work in related industries such as politics, teaching and journalism.
- Studying history can boost your understanding in other subjects.
- History is well respected by employers, as it gives you desirable transferrable skills like weighing up evidence, supporting your ideas with facts, managing your time effectively and forming your own opinion.
- History has consistently had above 97% pass rate since 2011 and 100% pass rate in 2018/19
“The coursework lets you engage into controversial aspects linked to Nazi Germany, evolving your own view and exploring different interpretations. The skills you gain can be applied to the specific AOs during the linear exam. History is engaging and an enjoyment to study.” – Emma
“I chose to study history because it gives you a pathway for a range of careers” – Phoebe
“I chose to study history because it allows me to dip into a broad range of topics and understand how things have evolved over time” – Connie