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Sixth Form (Ages 16-18)


History is not the past but a map of the past, drawn from a particular point of view, to be useful to the modern traveller.

Henry Glassie, US Historian

Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.

Confucius, Chinese teacher and Philosopher

Why Study History?

History develops skills that are highly rated by universities and employers: analysis, argument, empathy and intellectual independence. The course features the important ‘key skills’ of communication and critical thinking.

Historians go on to pursue a wide variety of careers including business, advertising, public relations, law, the civil service, the armed forces, teaching, research, accountancy, banking and insurance.

There will be an option to choose one of two areas of history – each of which will contain three taught units, covering 200 years, and a coursework unit, which enables pupils to choose a topic of their own particular interest. 

Option 1 - Britain, America and the ‘special relationship’

Option 2 - Europe and Revolution

A-level history results have been outstanding for many years. As a result of our wonderful facilities, many King's historians have gone on to study History at leading universities, as well as related degree subjects such as war studies, politics, archaeology and law.

Sixth Form King’s historians are invited to join the Keegan Society whish is a pupil-led society where pupils present research, often followed by lively discussion.

The Rest is History ...

The Keegan History Society exists to promote discussion and lively debate about a wide range of historical matters. Meetings have been addressed by a variety of visiting speakers, including leading historians Sir John Keegan, Richard Holmes and, Boris Johnson. Sir John Keegan, who sadly passed away in August 2012 and whom the society is named after, was an eminent military historian, BBC Reith Lecturer and former pupil of King's.

Caroline Sorenson

BA (Hons), PhD - Stirling University
Head of History

Kirsty Hector

BA (Hons) - Swansea University
History Teacher

Caroline Condy

BA (Hons) - Cardiff University
History Teacher

Lisa Cashmore

BA (Hons) - Swansea University
History Teacher
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