History A-Level

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Course Details
You will study both broad historical trends and gradual change of ideas and societies, as well as an in-depth analysis of the key turning points and the role of individuals. You will develop your essay writing skills and work on building well-constructed arguments. You will assess and evaluate historian’s views and written historical sources.
Higher grades require reading around the subject and good evaluation skills. Through the units of the course, you will gain an understanding of how the politics, economy and society of Modern Britain was shaped, and how the globe’s politics and institutions are still heavily overshadowed by the impact of the Cold War. You will also learn about Britain’s legacy of Empire and look at historical debate.

How is this course assessed?
Two exams at the end of two years’ of study on all material studied, plus a coursework essay on the British Empire worth 20% of the final grade.

Which other courses does this combine well with?
History is often traditionally taken with other humanities and social sciences such as Politics, Sociology, Literature/Language and Economics.

What is the Qualification?
Qualification – A Level History
Level – A Level

What are the entry requirements?
5 GCSEs at 5 and above. Higher entry requirements are required for those wishing to study 4 A Levels.

What are the modules and units?
– The British Empire

What about careers?
History is helpful for preparing students for a wide range of careers including Journalism, the Civil Service and Public Sector, Teaching, Management and Business and Law as it involves skills in organisation, evaluation and argument, analysis, problem-solving and research.