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History at Netherhall Learning Campus

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Why take History? Henry Ford of the great American car industry, over 100 years ago said, “History is bunk”.  He is no a part of History himself and today very few successful people would deny the value, or indeed, the necessity of looking back in order to look forward.  A study of television programmes, popular films, newspapers and even ICT generated games would appear to indicate that historical matters are more a part of popular interest then ever.  History is certainly not “bunk” The study of the subject demands a unique range of skills – the understanding and analysis of information from a wide range of sources; presentation of that information in both written and oral forms, the asking and answering of questions.  These are skills which are important across a wide range of employment and a study of CVs will find historians in a wide range of employment.  As an academic subject History is widely recognised.The CourseYou will begin with a study of the development of medicine from theStone Age to the present day, a topic which always inspires interestdue to its relevance.  This is followed by a local site study, the Tolson Museum, which you will visit during the summer term in Year 10.  You will study the second part of the coursework, a modern world conflict, during Year 11.The final topic is an in depth study of the American West, 1840-1895, seeking to understand how the creation and development of the United States of America impacted on the Native Americans.


Assessment 75% of the marks is based upon two examinations, one on Medicine Through Time, the second on The American West.25% of the final mark is based upon two written coursework assignments.

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Last updated date: 12 December 2014
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