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History is a fascinating and vibrant subject that will give you the opportunity to develop your own ideas. Our course embraces a wide range of human activity and you will have the chance to broaden your interests, examine historical issues, challenge existing orthodoxies and engage with historical debates.

You will be able to analyse sources critically, make comparative judgments and test your opinions; skills that will stand you in good stead in a vast range of careers.

You must take assessments in all three of the following components in the same series:

  • Component 1: Breadth Study
  • Component 2: Depth Study
  • Component 3: Historical Investigation (Personal Study)

Content of this course is as followed:

  • Religious Conflict and the Church in England,c1529-c1570.
  • Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469–1598
  • Coursework on the Portuguese Empire

You will attend 4 hours and 40 minutes of lesson a week and will be expected to spend a further 5 hours a week outside of lessons completing essays, questions, reading and notes.

You will develop their essay writing, research, argument and analytical skills through this course. You will also engage in essay writing, research and presentations as well as creating historical videos and posters.

History is a good route into careers in research, law, teaching, finance and corporate graduate programmes. It is highly valued by universities and is on the Russell Group’s list of ‘facilitating subjects.’

As a History student at Huish, you’re able to gain a wide variety of perspectives on historical events, opportunities to visit areas of historical importance, and an interest in the subject.

Jack Guy, History student


Level 3 standard entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English Language or Literature.

Can I study history if I haven’t done GCSE History?


Are there any trips?

Yes, we run trips to Glastonbury, Wells and London.

History is an engaging and interesting subject which allows you to find out more about the events that have shaped our world today. The teachers support and motivate you to achieve your best in the subject. Participating in the Debating Society alongside this subject has allowed me to expand my knowledge further.

Percy Garrett, History student

I chose History because it develops core skills such as attention to detail, researching, time management and organisation. These abilities are highly valued by universities and employers therefore this subject is an ideal choice for multiple different career routes such as the civil service, journalism and banking. I would recommend History to any student whether they took it at GCSE or not, as the resources available are outstanding and the Teacher’s dedication is very impressive.

Tom Holland, History student