An Independent Thinker Self reliant Disciplined Good at leadership? Able to work as part of a team Are you…
Adaptable Creative Able to communicate Persuasive Able to solve problems
What skills have you already been developing in History?
Native Americans: researching, note taking, presenting Battle of Hastings: Debating, creating, understanding Medieval Life: Reading, interpreting, making Queen Elizabeth: Empathising, explaining, questioning Ugly Mugs: analyzing, interrogating, thinking Year 7
Union Jack: investigating, writing, presenting English Revolution: questioning, empathizing, relating French Revolution: interpreting, explaining, asking Industrial Revolution: creating, analyzing, imagining Year 8
Black Peoples of America: empathizing, creating, interrogating British Empire: empathizing, explaining, debating 20 th Century Conflict: researching, organizing, understanding Year 9
You already have a wealth of skills…. GCSE History will build and improve on these…
Medicine Through Time * Develop your research skills by investigating medicine and treatment in the Middle Ages. * Give a presentation to the class about Public Health during the Industrial Revolution * Work in groups to analyse sources to explain how Penicillin was discovered. * This course requires you to analyse developments between periods and show an understanding of causation, change and continuity, similarity and difference, and significance. It is a study of people and change.
Vietnam 1960-75 * Make use of the library, the internet, newspaper archives, music and film to develop in depth research on the Vietnam War * Work with others to create notes and plans to assist you with your assessment * Make use of feedback from peers and teachers to improve your work * Write an evaluative piece arguing your views based on your research This investigative unit provides a real opportunity to experience what being a historian is all about.
Germany 1919-1945 * Research the life of Hitler and create a fact file on things you didn’t know * Carry out an investigation in to life in Nazi Germany * Debate the reasons for Hitler’s rise to power * Chart the period from the rise of the Nazi Party in the Weimar Republic to the impact of the Nazi state on groups including children, women and minorities. This unit provides a fascinating insight into life under one of the most famous dictators in History
Transformation of Surgery * Make inferences from different sources on changes in Surgery * Compare different sources to evaluate their usefulness * Investigate surgery before the introduction of anaesthetics and anticeptics * Argue your points using the sources as support * Research the developments in dealing with the three main problems in surgery: pain, infection and blood loss. This unit develops key source analysis skills that are vital to historians. You will consider usefulness, reliability, limitations and will learn the art of questioning evidence to draw conclusions.
History is not just about knowledge, it’s about providing you with life skills… An Independent Thinker Self reliant Disciplined Good at leadership Able to work as part of a team Adaptable Creative Able to communicate Persuasive Able to solve problems
Learning about people – how they interact, the motives and emotions that can tear people apart into rival factions or help them to work together for a common cause (useful knowledge for team-building at work!) History is practical too… It involves… Learning about countries, societies and cultures – so many of today’s conflicts and alliances have their roots in the past; how can you negotiate with, trade successfully with, or report on a country if you know nothing of its history?
Learning to locate and sift facts – to identify truth and recognise myth, propaganda and downright lies (useful in every aspect of life!) Presenting what you’ve learned in a way that makes sense to others – whether in graphs, essays or illustrated reports – and having the confidence to defend your findings.
HISTORY has great links to other subjects and careers you might be interested in: History plus Art could lead to work in a gallery or auction house (perhaps via an Art History degree, though there are also opportunities for non-graduates) or you might want to become an architect or architectural technician, specialising in projects involving listed buildings and heritage areas. History plus a keen interest in politics or a desire to make the world a better place could lead you into a whole range of career directions – local or national politics, charity work, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, or the Civil Service, to name but a few. The Armed Forces are also delighted to get recruits with an interest in history; all regiments are proud of their own history! History plus Media Studies could lead into print or broadcast journalism
History plus Craft skills could develop into a career in restoration work History plus Leisure & Tourism could help you find work in the heritage industry (Stately homes, theme parks, etc.) History plus Drama/Theatre Studies could help you find a role as a costumed guide or re-enactor. History plus administration skills (e.g. Word Processing, Accountancy, Business Management) could lead to you gaining experience in a variety of business careers then taking this, and your interest in history, into working for a heritage charity, or managing a historic property
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