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Key Stage 5 - History

When you are studying for History A Level at MIS you can expect to build on the skills that you gained at GCSE and also build on your knowledge and understanding.

The study of A Level History at MIS involves not only the reconstruction and interpretation of the past, but the development of the critical skills necessary to unlocking its secrets and explaining them to others. These involve a range of interpretive skills relating to texts, data, visual and audio sources and material artefacts, the ability to construct, evaluate and criticize arguments, and a capacity for sustained independent research and effective presentation of findings.

In History A Level you will learn to criticise, analyse and debate your ideas. Your views will be valuable. You will develop a variety of skills that are transferable to a wide range of careers in a subject that is highly regarded by universities and employers alike. History at A Level is not just a list of facts; you will learn how to discuss arguments from different points of view.  You will learn to analyse sources, to evaluate evidence, to examine motives, to detect bias, to construct arguments supported by relevant evidence, and to make balanced judgements about people and their actions. You will learn not just to understand, but also to explain and persuade. Such skills are invaluable for any educated person, and they are particularly relevant for anyone considering a career in law, the civil or diplomatic services, management, journalism or politics.

History A Level is a good subject to combine with Sciences especially because of the skills that you develop such as research skills. It is also useful for a number of different career paths that require the skills of:

Arguing a point of view and backing it up with evidence- such as legal careers.

Researching and investigating topics and writing up your finding- so careers such as journalism but also research and even scientific careers.

Presenting your ideas- so careers in the media.

At MIS the A Level course that is followed is the Cambridge International syllabus.

History Year 12 Download 2016