Highly valued by universities and employers, History not only affords students with analytical skills and the ability to use evidence to form a persuasive argument, it also offers a fascinating insight into past societies. Studying the past helps contextualise the world we live in. The impacts of European colonisation, the process of de-colonisation and the World Wars still reverberate in the contemporary world; and issues surrounding power, race, gender and equality are themes that can be traced back for centuries. Studying the causes, consequences and significance of events; analysing patterns of change and continuity; and engaging with historical evidence and interpretations are just some of the exciting challenges that await a student of History.
“Successful History students are also successful human beings – informed, analytical and empathetic thinkers.”
At The Golden Circle, all lessons are tailor-made to suit the needs of your child. Early tutorials involve conducting an informal assessment of your child’s historical knowledge, conceptual understanding, and essay writing skills. Subsequent lessons will then focus on any areas requiring development. This helps your child gain a strong understanding of the course content, develop analytical writing skills, and learn to critically analyse sources and historical interpretations. As exams approach, our focus is on timed questions, essay planning and writing, and exam technique.
We have experienced teachers with knowledge of the following exam boards:
At Key Stage 5, we also provide subject specialists for Cambridge Pre-U courses. We help tutors to stay up-to-date with curriculum changes and new grading systems. In addition to teaching, many of our tutors are also GCSE or A level examiners.
Whether studying for university entry exams or just starting year 7, we encourage students to explore the subject beyond the national curriculum. Students considering a History undergraduate degree should be regularly reading beyond their course material, focusing on specific areas of interest and historiographical debates within it. Our tutors can offer specialist advice on academics and authors, whatever your child’s area of interest.
London is also home to some fantastic museums and learning resources for History students which will complement your child’s studies. We have outlined a range of exciting resources to follow up on, as well as online materials to utilise.