A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Studying History could lead to the following careers/job roles: 

  • Historian
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Archivist
  • Military
  • Doctor
  • Librarian
  • Police
  • Museum Curator
  • Heritage manager
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Teacher
  • Marketing
  • Talent Agent
  • Human Resources
  • Archaeologist
  • Charities
  • Banking

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Additional Advice:

For all of these gaining experience as a volunteer or as work experience can be a huge benefit when looking for a full-time position. It is the skill of knowing why people react differently based on their past which is really valued in a lot of these jobs.