History is useful for work. Its study helps create good business people, professionals, and political leaders. The number of explicit professional jobs for historians is considerable, but most people who study history do not become professional historians. Professional historians teach at various levels, work in museums and media centres, do historical research for businesses or public agencies, or participate in the growing number of historical consultancies.

Year 10

The GCSE Edexcel History B course delivered here at Malden Oaks offers an exciting approach to the study of history. Students in Y10 start with the topic of Germany 1918-1945 the students cover many aspects like Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazis, Government of the Third Reich and the social impact of the Nazi state to 1945.

Year 11

During the year students undertake their coursework on American Civil Rights, the development of protest movements: Civil Rights; Anti-Vietnam War; Women’s Movement; the key events 1945–70. Changes in civil rights and the roles of key individuals: Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. How effective was peaceful protest in securing civil rights in the USA? Peaceful protest and the alternatives.

Student will then continue with the Medicine through time course option 1A: Medicine and Public health in Britain c50AD-c1350, students will then look at option 3A: The transformation of surgery c1845-c1918.

Why study history?

  • It helps us understand people and societies
  • We consider the importance of history in our own lives
  • It contributes to moral understanding
  • It provides identity
  • It is essential for good citizenship

 What skills will you learn?

The ability to assess:  evidence, conflicting Interpretations & past examples of change.