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๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™.๐™†. ๐™จ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก๐™จ?

Pupils taking history in U.K. schools may notice a marked difference in approach after studying history in Asian schools. Minerva Tuition has experienced teachers able to help pupils make the transition towards GCSE history.

๐™€๐™–๐™ง๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™จ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ In many nations, initially one of the major objectives of history lessons is to provide pupils with a sense of their countryโ€™s origins. Schools look to equip their younger pupils with a context for the countryโ€™s contemporary customs, institutions and place in the world.

๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™‚๐˜พ๐™Ž๐™€ The skills required for GCSE history move on significantly from learning the dates of significant events and the role of famous people. Pupils' first year in UK schools, at 13+ is used as a transition to a very different way of studying history.

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ GCSE history encourages pupils to look at the sources of what we perceive history is. As Sir Winston Churchill, once British Prime Minister said, โ€œHistory is written by the victors.โ€ This begs the question, โ€œHow reliable is our knowledge of historical events.

๐˜ผ๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š-๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™–๐™˜๐™ GCSE history, across different examination boards and syllabi, encourages pupils to assess the value of different sources. For example, a question on The Treaty of Versailles of 1919, which brought a conclusion to the First World War between Germany and the allies might lead to a question contrasting writing on the treaty from a French politician intent on revenge, a German politician dismayed by the severity of the treaty and a British journalist who anticipated that the treaty might produce further conflict.

๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก๐™ช๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ The process of analysing the value of contrasting sources in creating a perception of historical events is rewarded by the GCSE mark schemes. Progressing beyond GCSE, these evaluative skills are required for many A Levels and provide an excellent foundation for a wide spectrum of careers. Minerva Tuition provides quality tuition for pupils based in Asia who wish to prepare for history and other subjects before arriving at their chosen UK school.

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