Why study History?
History is worth studying simply because it is interesting and challenging, but also a long-established academic A-Level course, taken seriously by universities and employers. A-Level History will help you to become an informed, engaged, knowledgeable person.
Every year a number of our A-Level historians choose to study History or a related subject at university, which can provide a good into careers such as law, journalism, teaching and museums and heritage. Our course covers the Middle East in the 20th century, the British Civil Wars and the Crusades. Students also write a coursework essay, choosing from a range of interesting and controversial topics. Students will be encouraged to develop as independent learners, reading widely and contributing to seminar-style lessons. Our A Level course is varied, challenging and inspiring, as shown by the fact we usually have 3 or 4 groups in Year 12
Students will be expected to develop as independent learners, reading widely and contributing to seminar-style lessons. We believe our A-Level History course will be challenging, inspiring and popular.
Why our students like this course
‘The teachers are really friendly, funny, and supportive, and people always enjoy the lessons...’
'I think the part of the reason why History is such a popular subject for Notre Dame Sixth Form is because it has a great department. The teachers are really friendly, funny and supportive, and people always enjoy the lessons. I was especially appreciative of my teacher who were willing to give up their time outside of lessons to help myself and others with exam technique. It’s because of their dedication that I feel able to apply for History at university next year.'
It would be advisable to have achieved a Grade 6 or higher in GCSE History