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!.
Will it help me get a job?
Will it help me to become a better person?
Will it give me access to A - levels?
The skills that are taught within the subject are very useful in work, study and life.
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.
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!
employers want people who are:
people who have studied
Here we go!
Go on…try something new today…
Take History GCSE!
What do you mean you want to call the song “The Scientist?!” I’m a Historian!
Is it coz I is a Historian?
Hmm, now how did Henry VIII solve that credit crunch??
“I wish I had studied History”
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!
of studying the past?
How can that develop me as a person?
Surely it’s the present that matters!
is our spotlight
on the present!
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.
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 might think that all you’ll be doing in history is trying to remember lots of dates and facts…
What will I study?
this subject is for
Curious? Do you like finding the reasons why something might have happened?
prepared to become an investigator and research topics for yourself?
excite you to think that you could solve problems that have puzzled people in the past?
like to form your own opinions, even if they might be different from those of your friends - or teachers?
prepared to stand your ground and argue your case if you have enough evidence to back up your argument?
ard but rewarding work.
tudy of real people in a living past!
f real value in employment!
makes us ask why, why, why!
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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