History

Contact for further information: Mr Mark Nicholas

Why study History in the Sixth Form?

The course offers you the opportunity to study History in length and breadth as well as in depth, to develop expertise in a variety of skills and to acquire and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the periods studied.  It will allow you to:

  • Acquire and effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of selected periods of history.
  • Develop your interest in and enthusiasm for history.
  • Explore the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in history.
  • Understand the nature of historical evidence and the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation.
  • Develop your understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented.
  • Develop your understanding of the nature of historical study; for example, that history is concerned with judgements based on available evidence and that historical judgements may be provisional.
  • Develop your understanding of historical terms and concepts.

You will study Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 and the War of the Roses or the Making of Modern Britiain 1951-2007.  Students will also write an Historical Enquiry on either Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust or Tudor Rebellions.

Where can History take me in the future?

History can provide you with a wide ranged of skills that are valued in many occupations.   People who study History work in many different jobs, here are a few: Archaeologist, Archivist, Historical researcher, Museum work, Secondary school teacher, Tour guide, Civil Service, Insurance and Risk, Intelligence work, Law, Library and Information work and Publishing.

What do the students say?

“I chose History because it is a diverse subject and it allows me to understand the way the world is today”

Where can I find more information?

At BCHS we follow the AQA History course A2 7042. Click here for further information