Humanities A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) Combining work experience with a love of your subject, is ideal so typical experience can be found in the public, the arts and the charitable sector. This could be at The Derby Museum, Derby Theatre, Derby Quad, Radio Derby, The Derby Book Festivaland Derby Evening Telegraph as well as local government. Many humanities student’s progress to careers within business and law due to their ability to be well researched and provide detail.
Internal and External opportunities:
Joseph Wright Debate ClubYoung Enterprise ChallengeSummer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustUniversity Taster Events and Insight Schemes
Consider starting your own blog!
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Evaluate and Analyse Information
- Organisation and Planning
- Critical Reasoning/li>
- Communication (oral and written)
- Problem Solving and Creative Thinking
- Exploring Other Perspectives
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
Cultural and Heritage
ManagementHuman ResourcesFinanceMarketingPublic RelationsLawJournalism
Teacher (all levels)English as a Foreign Language(EFL) TeacherEducation ConsultantTraining ManagerYouth and Community
Civil ServicePoliticianDiplomatic ServiceHousing OfficerPolice Officer
Specialist Careers Information
Careers in History: https://www.history.org.uk/student/resource/2914/careers-in-history
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/politics and https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/public-services-and-administration/overview-of-the-public-services-sector-in-the-uk
Check out Government Services, Law, Education and Business
These are the careers most associated with the subject expertise, however there are many more roleswhere the study of this subject will be of use.
Humanities students have a lot of choice. Due to thenon-vocational nature of many Humanities subjects, the opportunity for students to move on and specialise in a specific area and/or to undertake professional or vocational qualifications is available in a range of sectors/subject –either within employments or Higher Education.
Specialist University Information
- Teaching Assistant
- Civil Service
- Legal Sector