Be a part of the thriving, lively and successful department and learn about events that have shaped the world you live in and the people and circumstances that shaped these events.

History is a fascinating and challenging subject. You will be looking at massive changes and analysing why they happened. It is not just an account of the past but an investigation of why things happened the way they did. If you have an enquiring mind and enjoy argument this is the subject for you.

Where does this course lead?

History is a very versatile subject. Of course you can, and we hope you will, progress to a History or a History related degree (for example Politics, Archaeology or American Studies). Such a degree can lead to career opportunities that are broader than you may think; for example, law, television, research, politics, journalism, publishing, business and management – the list is endless!

However, for many students their final career may not be directly related to their degree (this goes for most subjects) and what will matter is the quality of your degree and the fact that History is a highly valued and respected subject because of the skills it develops.

Regardless of your future career, an interest in History demonstrates to a future employer that you are open-minded, can make decisions based on evidence, and are interested in the world around you. You will also develop transferable skills such as analysis, evaluation, organisation and presentation of information orally and in written form.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in History or Humanities (if studied) and GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

History Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

History is not only an interesting subject but also one that opens your eyes to events in the past that have shaped the world we live in, therefore allowing you to gain a wider outlook on life. The thing that impresses me most about Carmel is the sense of community, this is especially present in the History department. All tutors are approachable and always prepared to give the students the support they need.

Sophie Cowell