The History course at Wilnecote aims to encourage a passion for studying the events of the past and to equip students with the skills necessary to pursue the study of History beyond GCSE, if they wish.
It investigates a range of topics from the Middle Ages through the Tudors up to the modern day. In doing so it helps students to a) appreciate how and why the world has changed, b) develop an understanding of how people in the past lived their lives and c) evaluate how attitudes/beliefs in the past were similar/different to those of the modern day.
Running throughout are several core historical skills: handling and interpreting sources of evidence, evaluating different historical interpretations, explaining the cause of events and weighing up arguments in order to reach an overall judgement. Whilst a study of History might lead directly to careers in teaching, archaeology or museum work, it is these core skills that are highly valued in many areas of work, which is why those who have studied history are often successful in law, politics, and journalism.