History qualifications will allow you to understand change and how the society we live in came to be.
Studying History will allow your child to learn the ability to locate, study and interpret written and visual material, in order to extract evidence and meaning. They will learn skills like communication and how best to express their findings clearly and effectively. It is also highly regarded by many employers and universities.
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One or two years.
Why study it and what skills does it develop?
History is fundamentally the study of the past: of the individuals, societies, cities and other structures that once were, and the causes and explanations of their development and demise. It introduces students to a wide range of people and events crucial to the twentieth century. The subject develops the ability to argue effectively and teaches students how to critically evaluate source material.
History is a venerable and rigorous academic subject that is respected by every university. It will develop your analytic and evaluative skills through confrontation with both source material and the competing historical explanations it has led to. It will teach you how to articulate cogent arguments in a clear written form. These are skills that will benefit you across a range of subjects and beyond.
What prior knowledge and skills are required?
You need the ability to analyse events and to express ideas in a concise fashion.
A GCSE in History is not a prerequisite. You will need the ability to read substantial quantities of text with a critical eye and to write clearly and concisely. It is important to bear in mind that at this level it is not a matter of retaining and deploying a lot of information but rather a matter of drawing upon it selectively to construct a persuasive argument.
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