A GCSE in History is useful for the following careers: History Teacher, Archaeologist, Police Officer, Solicitor, Writer, Egyptologist, Museum Curator, Archivist, Journalist, Radio Presenter, Librarian, Antique Dealer, Actor, Historical Costume Designer and most jobs in the media.
What do the students learn about?
Key Stage 3
The curriculum covers a broad span beginning in the Middle Ages, progressing through the Early Modern Era and finishing in the twentieth century. We cover local, Irish, British and European History.
Students are given the opportunity to learn facts, develop opinions and study source material.
OCR History B
This course enables students to build a deeper understanding of the present by engaging and questioning the past.
The students study 5 modules:
The Norman Conquest 1065-1087
The People’s Health 1250-present
History Around Us- Derry/Londonderry Walls
Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-45
The Making of America 1789-1900
At the end of the 2 year study programme pupils sit three examination papers.
For more detail www.ocr.org.uk
A Level course
Builds on the skills of writing essays and source analysis developed during the GCSE course.
The students study 4 modules and sit exams in both year 13 and year 14.
AS Level modules (Year 1 of A2 exam)
A2 Level modules (Year 2 of A2 exam)
The Partition of Ireland 1900-1925
The American Presidency 1901-2000
For more detail www.ccea.org.uk
Why should we study History?
“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” Cicero.
“I thought learning History would be all about facts and dates. Instead I learned how to write an essay and how to think critically about sources and the media.”