Course description

By studying History you will discover how and why the world and its peoples came to be today. History will help you understand how the world evolved by learning about other people and their values in different times, places and circumstances. Studying History will also provide you with the skills employers are looking for – the ability to ask questions and think independently as well as critically analysing information, weighing up evidence and structured writing.

Course progression

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  • Researching
  • Analysing
  • Evaluating
  • Comparing
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Motivation
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork

Careers through History

There is a vast range of jobs where the skills developed through studying History are very useful.

  • Law
  • Archivist
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Academic Research
  • Museum Curator
  • Genealogist
  • Politics
  • Human Resources
  • Civil Service
  • Tourism

Pupil Profile: Erin


In the future I would like to study Criminology or Law at university.

History has helped me understand how laws and legal systems have changed over time and this has made me interested in the current justice system.

I have developed many skills through History which will help me in this career, such as communication and working as part of a team, as well as increased confidence and independence.