Why study History?

The past causes the present, and so the future. Only through studying history can we grasp how and why things change or stay the same. History teaches students key skills that are highly valued by universities and employers: to conduct academic research; to assess arguments and evidence of others; to analyse and evaluate; and to construct convincing and coherent arguments in an academic and persuasive way. Students who study history are better prepared for further education and have learnt life-long transferable skills. History provides a distinctive education by providing a deep sense of the past, and an awareness of the development of differing values, systems and societies.

More information about History can be found in the subject film below or in our Sixth Form Prospectus (on our website).