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History (2040) at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description

You will study a range of topics including:

- The post-war consensus 1951-1964

- The end of consensus 1964-1975

- The Thatcher revolution 1975-1990

- Conservative decline and the rise of New Labour 1990-2007

Entry requirements

GCSE A*-C including English and Maths PLUS at least a grade B in History. If individual qualifications differ, please contact Mrs Wilcox to discuss.


Component 1 - Breadth study

Written exam - 1 hour 30 minutes


Component 2 - Depth study

Written exam - 1 hour 30 minutes

Financial information

Bursary Applications are means tested.

Future opportunities

History provides graduates with a wide range of transferable skills. Principally, students develop the ability to understand and analyse issues and events to a high level of competence. Other marketable skills include:

• a talent for clear expression, both oral and written;

• putting forward ideas and arguments in a concise manner;

• gathering, investigating and assessing material;

• basing conclusions on research and generating ideas;

• organising material in a logical and coherent way.

To employers who recruit graduates in any discipline, these skills will be more important than the actual subject.

At first glance, history graduates might appear suited mainly to roles such as museum curators or history teachers, but the skills you have gained will prepare you well for numerous careers, according to Margaret Holbrough, careers adviser at Graduate Prospects.

"A significant number enter the legal profession, where their analytical and critical reasoning skills are highly valued, as well as library, information and archivist careers, where their research expertise and ability to select, manage and organise information comes to the fore," she says.

Politics, publishing, journalism, media and writing in all its forms are similarly suitable, alongside business and commercepublic sector administration and the charity and voluntary sectors.

Further information

All courses are subject to availability and viability of numbers

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
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