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History at Leicester High

Years studied: Years 6-9. History is available as an option at GCSE and A Level.

Subject overview

The study of History enables us to understand where we come from, the world we live in now and our place in it. Studying History will develop your intellectual skills and teach you how to produce coherent and balanced arguments in debate.

You will learn about the key historic events which have shaped the world.

Course content

  • Medieval realms
  • Tudors, Stuarts and the French Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Britain during World War I and World War II


History helps you to develop your analytical and research skills, as well as your understanding of the world around you. These skills help in a variety of careers from law to marketing.