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History GCSE at Stocksbridge High

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History GCSE is about the most interesting thing in the world......People!

Great inventors and scientists working tirelessly to solve the problems of pain and pus, sickness and sewage, disease and death.

Doctors who drilled holes in the skull to cure headaches, or put chopped up pigeons on your feet to stop the Plague.

Children whose skulls were crushed and fingers mangled like jelly, as they crawled under factory machinery.

Cowboys and cattlemen involved in gun fights, bar brawls and train robbery in the Wild West.

The body, left frozen in the snow, of the Native American chief who fought to the death in an attempt to save his people's way of life.

The people of Northern Ireland locked in a violent struggle for undreds of years, over power, money, religion and civil rights.

A wide variety of teaching and learning strategies are used to ensure lessons are engaging and exciting such as, new ICT resources and software, role play, feature films, discussion and debate, group work,
posters and investigations. You will develop the ability to identify and explain causes, consequences and changes over time, analyse and assess evidence, and reach independent judgements and conclusions.

History GCSE will give you an understanding and appreciation of the past, that will help you to become an informed citizen of the future.


History GCSE involves two final year exams (worth 75%), and two pieces of coursework (worth 25%). Throughout the course, regular assessment, target-setting and review will allow your teacher to monitor your progress, and help you to know what you need to do to improve and how to achieve your full potential.

Future opportunities

Through your study of History, you will gain vital skills for life and work. History can be studied as an A-Level, but also has great links to many other post-16 courses such asJournalism,Law,Media,Leisure and Tourism,Government andPolitics,Business andAccountancy.

History can give you the skills you need , whatever the job you have in mind. The following people have all studied History at GCSE level: Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat and Ali G ) , Chris Martin (Coldplay), Anita Roddick ( F ounder of the Body Shop), Gordon Brown (Prime Minister), Mira Sorvino (Hollywood Actress), Jonathon Ross (TV presenter),
Future employers will value the skills you gain from History GCSE and this will help you get the job you want.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2016
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