History A Level at Melksham Oak Community School
History at Key Stage 5 is designed to offer students the chance to study a wide variety of periods and topics in English, European and American History. These modules offer students the opportunity to study historical topics over a long period of time, in breadth and in depth. Students who opt for History will be gaining knowledge of the good and bad that humanity is capable of, an understanding of how the world we live in has developed, an ability to develop informed attitudes on current and previous events and issues, and the problems of others. Finally, students will develop an appreciation of different cultures and be able to reflect on the lessons of our ancestors lives to improve our own.
Students will also acquire a variety of skills important not just to History. For example: the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, working effectively with others, problem solving, numerical skills, thinking skills, reference skills and expertise at I.T. Since many of the issues studied in History do not have clear and easy explanations, you will become more skilled at reasoning, deduction, organising, analysing and evaluating information from the use of evidence of all kinds. Finally, as a result of having to defend your opinions and conclusions in class discussions, you will find yourself with many chances to develop your own self-confidence. All of these are transferable skills that are so appealing to colleges and employers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Melksham Oak Community School directly.