History is a huge and fascinating subject. Learning about our past can give value to looking at our future. There are thousands of interesting historical facts but here are a few to show you just how diverse and exciting this subject can be.
What should you be thinking about to help you choose the right History teacher for your child?
There are three examination boards accredited by Ofqual. These are:
AQA –One of the leading providers of GCSEs and A Levels. Used by most secondary schools and colleges in the UK.
Edexcel – Considered the UK’s largest awarding organisation, they offer both academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools and colleges.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) – Over 13,000 centres choose OCR for their A Levels and GCSEs.
GCSE – Generally involves the study of the 20th Century.
AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) level qualifications take two years to complete full-time, however they are also available to part-time.
History can been taken into many areas at degree level, too many to list, please click here to see the subjects available to you, where the degree can be studied and what qualification you will need to be accepted.
There is no minimum qualification required to tutor History at home in the UK at present, however we would recommend you ask to see copies of qualifications held.
There are many benefits to introducing your child to a History tutor. Closing some of the holes in their learning will enable them to catch up with or creep ahead of their peers, building their confidence and enabling them to enjoy the subject.
Whether building a young child’s confidence or assisting them with exam preparation a History tutor is your way of helping them gain control of their learning.
Sacha Baron Cohen (born October 13, 1971) best known as Ali G and Borat read History at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Al Murray (born May 10, 1968) the comedian known as The Pub Landlord went to St Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating with a degree in Modern History.
Comedian David Mitchell (born July 14, 1974) was rejected by the University of Oxford so in 1993 he went to Peterhouse College, Cambridge where he read history.
Historical Text Archive.
“The benefit of learning history when you are young is that it helps you to understand who you are and where you come from. It helps you to learn about your local community and the country you live in. It's fun to learn about the colourful characters and who have lived before us. It helps you to appreciate that there are lots of different ways of looking at events. History is good for helping you to think and write more clearly”
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