Why study History?

Very few subjects offer such sustained practice of the Higher Order Thinking Skills, prized by acclaimed universities and a host of top professions, than History. This GCSE is designed to develop knowledge and critical skills and, unlike previous courses, is not purely content driven. The course offers students with an interest in broader history the unique opportunity to study from the Medieval period, through the Renaissance and Early Modern world right up to the present day. It also provides students with the chance to study the Cold War and Tudor England under the reign of one of history’s most iconic and beguiling of monarchs - Elizabeth I. Students will be assessed using a combination of short answers, source analysis questions and some more extended essay-writing tasks.

History is useful for a variety of careers and is especially recommended for students aiming for careers in politics, law, investment banking, information management, human resources management, and journalism. It is a widely respected and highly academic qualification that can help students gain access to a wide variety of post-16 courses and professional careers.



Mrs Kelly Storey

Head of History

She joined Jumeirah College in 2009 working as a Head of Year, and since 2015 as Head of History and Politics. Incredibly passionate about both subjects, and committed to the vital importance of History in shaping the critical thinkers of tomorrow, she works to instill a love of the patterns and complexities of history, and trace their intersections with contemporary politics.


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