History is a popular subject at A Level and the skills learned at GCSE will provide a solid foundation for further study in this subject. History will appeal to those students who wish to improve their analytical skills, enjoy investigation and discovery, enjoy debate and like putting forward a well-argued case.
History at Crickhowell High School has a good tradition of achieving excellent examination results and students benefit from experienced and well qualified teachers and good resources. We strive to offer students the opportunity to study contrasting periods of History so that a better breadth is achieved and this is particularly valuable for those students who go on to study History at university.
Although often studied alongside other Arts subjects, History can also be taken by those students taking a more scientific route. In terms of future career pathways, History can lead to possible careers in teaching, law, journalism and heritage, although the skills acquired through studying History are respected by many potential employers.