Through studying History, students have opportunities to develop their key skills in group and team work, become independent learners and debate controversial issues from the past. Students are able to choose their own area of history to study in Year 13 for your coursework and this will open up opportunities to visit areas of particular interest in the search for key resources. Further to this, with their place on the History A Level comes the opportunity to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, including meeting a Holocaust Survivor, discussing the sensitive issues surrounding this period in history through seminars and a day visit to Auschwitz itself to fully experience the impact of this most notorious era of the world’s history.
In History, students will also develop their skills of note-taking, research, team work, communication (both written and oral), self-management, independent learning, structuring arguments and problem solving, which will enable them to be well prepared for any aspect of further education, the majority of employment and apprenticeship roles and any challenge they may face in the future. History produces well-rounded individuals with a good grasp of the key skills that are valued in the workplace today, meaning that there are very few restrictions in terms of the doors that this subject can open in their future.
Year 13 creatively showing what life was like in 1950’s Britain