History Skills Workshops

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Target audience
Parents, Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
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This is a free online History Skills Workshop for state secondary school, sixth form and FE college pupils across the UK.

Each workshop has four aims:

To inspire your curiosity about the past and enthusiasm for studying history.
To develop your abilities to analyse primary sources in depth.
To help you to develop the analytical, critical, and imaginative skills that Russell Group universities look for in applicants for humanities degrees.
To inform and encourage you to consider applying to read history at Oxford University.

Practical information

History skills workshops last about an hour and are held online via Microsoft Teams. You will require access to a computer, tablet or smartphone with the Microsoft Teams App or a browser that is compatible with Microsoft Teams in order to attend the session.

All history skills workshops are interactive. As part of a presentation, you will debate how historians should interpret thought-provoking primary sources, and will have time to ask questions about history, applying to university, and Oxford.

The workshops develop the skills that are tested by Oxford University’s undergraduate admissions process, including the History Aptitude Test (HAT) and admissions interviews.