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Key Stage 5 - History
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.
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:
a point of view and backing it up with evidence- such as legal careers.
and investigating topics and writing up your finding- so careers such as
journalism but also research and even scientific careers.
your ideas- so careers in the media.