Many of the skills that we focus on in History lessons at Sirius Academy West can be transferred into student’s study of other subjects. History focuses on the variety of resources to research past events, helping students build in depth knowledge independently of events of local, national, and international importance. Students build analysis skills through analysing and evaluating a range of primary evidence and historical interpretations.
These skills can also be applied to the present, encouraging students to question sources of information, to ensure accuracy and reliability, to become well-informed citizens. History also supports students in understanding and appreciating different viewpoints, which encourages respect and supports teaching in the Tutor Programme at Sirius Academy West. Students also develop their written and verbal communication, presentation, and listening skills to convey their research and conclusions about events, comparing them to those of other historians.
Such communication skills are vital in all subjects, but are especially useful in English. In depth, analysis skills will help you to analyse and write different types of text in English Language, and to analyse and compare poems and novels in English Literature. In addition, the nature of History is to understand and form different opinions of events, drawing conclusions and making judgements, which will support Geography fieldwork, science experiments and technology practical tasks where practical results need to be explained, analysed and evaluated.
The variety of transferable skills built in History set our students up for a successful future. The amount of skills taught in History not only build platforms for future careers but also for everyday life. There’s an abundance of careers our students become well developed for in History such as: Law, Teaching, Journalism, Business, Accountancy, Politics, TV, Radio, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Administration, Museum Work, the Civil Service, Publishing, Data management and Public Relations are just a few of the careers and jobs that will benefit from developed history skills.