History is a rich and varied subject which teaches us valuable lessons about the past and how it has influenced the world we live in.  History is fascinating in its own right, ranging from the poignant to the gruesome and the everyday to the bizarre.  By studying History, we can appreciate the story of our own country and its place within the wider history of the world.  History is an impressive subject to have on a CV as it teaches the skills of explanation and analysis.  The high level skills taught at GCSE History are transferable to any other subject or career and this is recognised by colleges, universities and employers.

History also teaches us to question. 

Do you agree with this statement?

‘History is not the story of strangers, aliens from a foreign land, it is the story of us had we been born a little earlier’

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Tue, 17/01/2012 - 6:59pm

Details of what students are studying in History are available on the department page. Resources for students are available if you log into our VLE: www.samuelwardonline.co.uk