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GCSE History

Specification/Exam Board:   CCEA

The aims of this course are: ∙

  • to develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims using a range of sources; ∙
  • to develop an awareness of how the past has been represented, interpreted and given significance for different reasons and purposes; and ∙
  • to develop the ability to effectively communicate historical knowledge and understanding in a range of ways, argue a case, make judgements and reach substantiated conclusions.

Progression Pathways
History is offered at AS and A2 Level in Ballyclare Secondary School. History also provides an excellent base for many courses offered at Further Education.

Career Opportunities
Archivist, School Teacher, Museum/Gallery Conservator, Librarian, Information Officer, Records Manager, Broadcast Journalist, Researcher, Writer.

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