Studying History teaches students: to conduct independent research, to identify the problems inherent in a question, to assess the arguments and evidence of others, to analyse primary data, and last but not least, to construct coherent arguments in an accessible and persuasive way. These are all skills which complement and are applicable across the academic curriculum and in the world of work. Above all History is enjoyable and intellectually stimulating! The GCSE course will provide you with an understanding of many of the most important events of the twentieth century and also the way in which Britain has developed since 1000.
GCSE historians will follow the AQA GCSE History specification. For further information please see the AQA website.
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The course is based on enquiring and problem solving in which examination of primary sources is of prime importance. Candidates will be expected to read widely and be prepared to discuss and participate actively in class. This GCSE course is demanding but rewarding. The impressive grades achieved in recent years have been gained as a result of hard work on the part of both pupils and teachers.