History will broaden students’ understanding of the world and build their skills in debates, persuasion and processing information whilst weighing up evidence and reaching conclusions.
Career opportunities from studying History:
- Museum curator
A*- B at GCSE, equivalent or similar subject.
GCSE C or above in English and Maths.
Average Point Score (APS) 40 or above.
Curriculum Overview 2015/2016
The topics chosen reflect a need to put the past into a context and to see a naturally progression to the future, hence there is a chronology of major events, turning points and people who shaped our world. There is a strong emphasis on skills, so use of evidence, source analysis and the ability to make sense of continuity and change drive the focus of the lessons delivered.
Students have 6 lessons each week and study a range of units of British and European history.
Due to sixth form interest we have now Introduced A- Level History at Onslow St Audrey’s. The course will be taught using the AQA examination board and we have opted for the 2 year linear course.
The topics include:
- A breadth study of Tudor England
- An in-depth study of Tsarist Russia, Revolution and the USSR under Stalin’s dictatorship.
- In year 13 the students will submit a personal study piece on a topic of their choice, this is approximately a 3500 word submission.
Each year is fully resourced with text books, film archives and relevant articles. The school library also carries a stock of related materials on the topics covered.
- BBC History sites – http://www.bbc.co.uk/history
- Discovery History Channel
- You tube history videos