History

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 (9-1) 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, such as Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazis, Government of the Third Reich and the social impact of the Nazi state to 1945. Students will then continue with Medicine in Britain, c1250-present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

Year 11

In Y11 students will study two topics. First, Conflict in the Middle East, 1945-95. This will look at the birth of the state of Israel, the escalating conflicts between 1964-73 and the attempts at finding a solution to the conflict. Second, students will study Henry VIII and his ministers, 1590-40. They will study the roles and importance of Thomas Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell on shaping Tudor England and the impact of the Reformation in England.

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 citizenshipThe ability to assess and analyse evidence and conflicting Interpretations. You will also understand what causes major events and the consequences of these events for societies and the wider world.

 What skills will you learn?

The ability to assess and analyse evidence and conflicting Interpretations. You will also understand what causes major events and the consequences of these events for societies and the wider world.