Head of Department: Mr M P Ince
Exam board: AQA
Qualification name: History
Qualification codes: GCE A Level: 7042
What you will study
Breadth Study – Russia 1855-1964
Depth Study – Britain 1906-1957
Historical Investigation – Unification of Germany 1763-1871
Why choose History?
If you want to know the future, you must first look into the past. Studying History enables us to study the men and women who have helped shape the world we live in today. Added to this, what is there not to like about studying some of the key events in British and European history?
There is no requirement to have studied History at GCSE.
Related subjects at Sixth Form
History is recognised by universities and employers as being particularly rigorous. Students who study History at Barnard Castle School are equipped with a wide range of transferable skills such as the ability to interpret a range of evidence, analyse patterns and trends and write a clear and concise essay based on their interpretations. This means that History naturally complements many other subjects.
Where could this lead?
Historians will conclude the course equipped with transferable skills that are useful for further study and employment. Comprehending source skills of inference, cross referencing and utility, as well as the ability to confidently construct a well-argued and cogent essay, are disciplines that lend themselves to a range of subjects and careers. Past students have gone on to study History, Politics, International Relations, PPE, Economics and Law.