Through studying History you will get closer to understanding the world we live in and develop a deeper knowledge of the politics and society of Britain, Europe and the wider world. You will develop an unparalleled insight into the patterns of politics, diplomacy, economics and human behaviour which will enrich your life and enable you to engage in the great conversations of mankind. It will enable you to understand and comment on the world in which you are now part of.
Three exam papers (between one hour and two and a half hours) and coursework.
Pupils often combine History with Politics and/or Philosophy and Theology or other arts subjects.
You will also develop essential transferable skills which are vital for careers in the law, academia, the heritage sector, politics, public affairs, business, teaching, diplomacy and the British Government and Civil Service. History is widely accepted as one of the most traditional and rigorous academic subjects and is highly valued by the top universities in the world.
“History is to the nation as memory is to the individual.”