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Key Stage 3 content includes:
Britain and Ireland 1400-1700s
20th Century including post partition Ireland
GCSE content includes:
AS / A-Level content includes:
Year 8 pupils go on a History trip to Carrickfergus Castle.
Year 9 pupils have a workshop on the Ulster Plantation
Usually every two years there is a joint trip with Modern Languages Department to the Battlefields of World War I and Paris.
History provides a wide range of career opportunities as employers recognise the valuable skills which history teaches.
Archivist - plans and organises systems and procedures for the safe keeping of, and public access to, historically valuable collections. Archivists identify, evaluate and select important items, and negotiate the acquisition of material with the relevant providers.
Secondary school teacher - develops schemes of work and plan lessons, encourages, monitors and records the progress of individual pupils, and devises and adapts resources to suit their own students. Secondary school teachers must also keep up to date with developments in their subject area, and new teaching and learning methods.
Museum / gallery conservator - acquires, maintains, develops, displays and interprets a collection of artefacts or works of art in order to educate, entertain and inspire the public.
Barrister - responsible for understanding and interpreting the law, managing legal briefs (cases), researching and writing opinions, preparing cases for court, and preparing and presenting legal argument.
Academic librarian, Information officer, Information scientist, Records manager - responsible for the selection, acquisition, organisation and dissemination of information within an organisation, often with a user training and liaison role.
Broadcast journalist, Magazine journalist or Newspaper journalist - responsible for investigating, gathering and reporting on news and authoring journal-specific features.
Writer - produces writing in various styles including fiction and poetry, non-fiction and material for the theatre, screen, radio and the web. Most writers work freelance and are self-employed.
Education administrator - organises and manages educational institutes' administrative systems and processes. Areas of work can include central administration (such as admissions and recruitment) or an academic or support department, such as finance or careers, where the role is likely to involve more direct contact with students/pupils.
Civil service administrator - interprets and applies complex written information relating to policies and procedures, produces high-quality materials and reports, researches and conducts analysis, and delivers findings.
Primary school teacher - plans, prepares and presents lessons to pupils aged 5 to 11, motivating pupils, and assessing and recording pupils' progress.
Commercial or Non-commercial solicitor - advises individuals and organisations on legal aspects of personal and business matters.
Careers information officer - identifies resources and assesses the suitability of information, assists and trains users in locating appropriate resources. Careers information officers also develop collection management policies that meet current and anticipated needs, while considering budgetary constraints.
A history degree provides openings to a wide range of other careers but it is also important, in order to boost prospects, to gain as many of the relevant skills and as much relevant work experience as possible prior to embarking on a particular career.
Volunteering, internships, part-time jobs and student projects can help to increase confidence and improve skills in communication, organising workloads, using initiative, working collaboratively, conducting research, project management and working to timescales.
It is also possible to make speculative approaches especially to employers whose business is in the line of work that you are considering. Related work experience always helps to increase knowledge of the sector and can help you to establish important contacts.
Although some of the joys listed here might not be first jobs for many graduates, they are among the many realistic possibilities with a degree in History, provided you can demonstrate you have the attributes employers are looking for. Bear in mind that it's not just your degree discipline that determines you options. Remember that many graduate vacancies don't specify particular degree disciplines, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.