The History Department
Congratulations to the History Cohort of the class of 2012 on their record GCSE History results
91% A*-C across the cohort
100% A*-B more able group
There will be GCSE study club for the GCSE and year 9 EBac Tuesday and Thursday after school 3.20-5pm
There is GCSE revision from 7:20am-8:30am Monday to Firday
Also on Monday at lunch time there is revision 1:30pm-2pm
Why Study History?
The study of history has never been more important than today. The subject is now valued in the highest possible regard by higher education institutions and employers alike. This was confirmed by the ConDem coalition’s new initiatives on education, which centres around traditional education, making history imperative in achieving the pinnacle of secondary academic education through the English Baccalaureate. Aside from this, there are moral, social, political, environmental, and economic reasons for the study of the subject. History is a fantastic combination of all the other school subjects. There are many arguments over the importance of history, and these still go on today.
The major arguments for studying history are as follows:
· History helps you discover how your world evolved.
· History helps you develop the skills to look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly, and to express your own opinions.
· History trains your mind and teaches you how to think and process information.
· History students are rounded individuals who develop an understanding of both past and present.
· The pursuit of historical events and people is fun - a form of time travel.
· History helps you make sense of most other subjects.
· A lack of historical knowledge prevents people from truly understanding the world they live in.
· History helps you understand the origins of modern political and social problems.
· History lets you learn how and why people behaved as they did, whether they are Elizabeth I, Hitler or John Lennon...
‘Watch the news on TV, or read a newspaper and you’ll soon see for yourself the importance and value of studying History. The major events that shape our lives - from the global economic crisis to 9/11 - cannot be properly understood without reference to their historical roots. Studying History gives us to the tools to better understand our world, and appreciate how the past influences the present and the future’ -Professor Vic Gattrell, History Fellow at the university of Cambridge
History provides you with the skills employers are looking for.
If you would like to contact any of the above teachers please do so, via the school office or, on the e-mail addresses below