How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with History?
History focuses on three fascinating stages in world history, which are still hugely significant in helping us to understand the modern world: the birth of the USA, the British Empire and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
What will I study?
• You will study how the USA began its journey from a forgotten British colony to one of the world’s superpowers.
• You will learn about how the British Empire went from
an empire where ‘the sun never set’, ruling a quarter of the world’s population, to its rapid decline and the creation of the Commonwealth.
• You will evaluate the roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and how it developed over the twentieth century, regularly igniting into conflicts and creating a situation still smouldering today.
What makes History at #H6 different?
• You listen to talks from university lecturers or MPs.
• You visit University College London (UCL) to attend a lecture and seminar in American History from a professor.
• You go on a number of educational visits, including Parliament, Benjamin Franklin House, the Imperial War Museum, Senate House Library, as well as to any relevant exhibitions in London museums or galleries.
• You get the opportunity to apply to the numerous History summer schools run by London universities, to enhance your understanding and preparation for university.
How will I be assessed?
• 80% examination
• 20% coursework
Five or more GCSE grades 9-5, including a minimum grade 6 in English and a Humanities or a Social Science related subject.
Students who complete this course usually go on to study a University Degree in History or related subjects, which are particularly favoured by admissions tutors for Law degrees.
Further progression routes include employment into fields related to the civil service, voluntary sector, journalism, public relations, education, health and other public sector jobs.