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Should I take. GCSE. History?. Will I enjoy it?. There are four things I need to think about first…. 1. 2. Will it help me get a job? . Will it help me to become a better person?. 3. 4. Will it give me access to A - levels?. Well,. do. employers value. History?. YES!.

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Should I take

GCSE

History?

there are four things i need to think about first
Will I enjoy it?There are four things I need to think about first…

1

2

Will it help me get a job?

Will it help me to become a better person?

3

4

Will it give me access to A - levels?

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Well,

do

employers value

History?

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YES!

The skills that are taught within the subject are very useful in work, study and life.

with a history gcse you will be able to
With a History GCSE you will be able to:

Use information to help you solve a problem or issue at home or at work.

Weigh up the evidence carefully before making decisions. You don’t take everything at face-value – you listen to both sides of the story.

  • Make good decisions based on the evidence.
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Understand how and why humans behave as they do by looking at how they behaved in the past – a must have skill if your job involves working with other people!

  • Learn how to express yourself clearly and make yourself heard. This is a good skill to have for job interviews and in any career!
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Not

convinced?

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In this rapidly changing world

employers want people who are:

  • Able to think for themselves.
  • Open-minded.
  • Disciplined.
  • Good at problem solving.
  • Able to pick out the important things.
they want
They want…

people who have studied

History

david sainsbury chairman of sainsbury s
David Sainsbury: Chairman of Sainsbury’s

Go on…try something new today…

Take History GCSE!

chris martin lead singer of coldplay
Chris Martin: Lead Singer of Coldplay

What do you mean you want to call the song “The Scientist?!” I’m a Historian!

sacha baron cohen comedian
Sacha Baron Cohen: Comedian

Is it coz I is a Historian?

gordon brown prime minister and mp
Gordon Brown: Prime Minister and MP

Hmm, now how did Henry VIII solve that credit crunch??

others who have studied history
Shakira – Pop Star

Lauryn Hill - Pop Star

Anita Roddick – Founder of the Body Shop

Others Who Have Studied History…
this man didn t study history
This man didn’t study History….
  • But wishes he had!

“I wish I had studied History”

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Of course, history wasn’t the only thing that ensured the success of these people, but certainly the life skills gained from the subject would have played a big part!

history is not all about museums you know
What can I do with a history qualification?

Had you thought about….

History is not all about museums you know!....

Law

Accountancy

Tourism

Politics

Town Planning

Medicine

Journalism

what is the point
What is the point

of studying the past?

How can that develop me as a person?

Surely it’s the present that matters!

the past
The past

is our spotlight

on the present!

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You’ll enjoy looking at the past! It’s fun! People in the past were every bit as clever, stupid, great, evil, interesting and varied in personality as people today.

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The broad mass of the nation will more easily fall victim to a large lie than a small one.

Adolf Hitler, 1925

Students of history will be less likely to

believe large lies – or small ones!

you won t fall asleep in history that s for sure
You won’t fall asleep in history, that’s for sure!

You might think that all you’ll be doing in history is trying to remember lots of dates and facts…

Not True!

history is taught in many ways
History is taught in many ways…

Role-play

Groupwork

Debate

Investigation

Designing

Questioning

Written work

Presentations

.

are you beginning to think
Are you beginning to think

this subject is for

you?

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Are you

Curious? Do you like finding the reasons why something might have happened?

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Are you

prepared to become an investigator and research topics for yourself?

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Does it

excite you to think that you could solve problems that have puzzled people in the past?

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Do you

like to form your own opinions, even if they might be different from those of your friends - or teachers?

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Are you

prepared to stand your ground and argue your case if you have enough evidence to back up your argument?

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GCSE

Well,

History

is…..

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H

ard but rewarding work.

I

nteresting!

S

tudy of real people in a living past!

T

opical!

O

f real value in employment!

R

elevant!

Y

makes us ask why, why, why!

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Remember…

History is a useful – a vital – subject but…

to do your best you must enjoy your study.

Don’t take history because you feel

you ought to…

but because you want to!

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Studying the past

may just brighten

your future!