Welcome to the History Department! Our pupils are studying a subject of great importance. Not only is history about you, your heritage and the past, but it is a subject which gives you considerable skills which are attractive to employers and which make you a useful citizen.
History is studied by all pupils in S1 and S2 at The Glasgow Academy. Beyond that, the department offers National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses. You can find out more about our courses, and about other aspects of the Department, by clicking on the links in the menu on the left.
The highly respected ‘Which?’ consumer guides wrote the following in their ‘Which Subject, Which Career? Book 2002’:
‘Historians are regarded as having had an education that trains their minds to assemble, organise and present facts and opinions and this is a very useful quality in many walks of life and careers. History is an excellent preparation for very many other jobs.’