Staff: Mrs L. Steele, Mrs. M Belaid
History helps us to understand change and how the society we live in came to be. Another reason why History is inescapable as a subject of serious study follows closely on the first. The past causes the present, and so the future. History also helps us to understand many of the issues that affect our world today. By broadening our knowledge of current affairs, you are developing yourself personally and preparing yourself more fully for your adult working life.
KS3 Subject Overview
Key Stage Three History gives children a richer understanding of their own identity, culture and society. Studying a variety of historical eras and topics encourages pupils to recognise the forces and factors that have shaped our world today.
Giving pupils opportunities to engage with History in an active, critical way, helps them to be able to assess evidence, evaluate conflicting accounts and understand the causes and consequences of change. These skills equip our pupils with the capabilities to be active and engaged members of our society.
KS4 Subject Overview
Our GCSE History specification encourages students to consider the relevance of the past to gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Students have opportunities to learn about topics such as Hitler’s dictatorship, the Cuban Missile Crisis, civil unrest in Northern Ireland and the USA’s response to 9/11.
This specification balances factual content with developing students’ conceptual understanding and historical skills. Students analyse and evaluate historical sources to appreciate that there is not just one version of the past, but often competing interpretations.
Students develop key transferable skills that will be useful during further study and in the workplace. These skills include researching and organising information, analysing and weighing up evidence, and writing a coherent argument.
Exam Board: CCEA
History can lead to a wide range of Careers including Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Museum Attendant, Education Officer, TV Researcher, Genealogist, Archaeologist, Politician’s Assistant, Antique Dealer, Tourist Guide, Lecturer, Secondary School Teacher, Records Assistant and many more.