All about our History A-Level course:

A taste...

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.

The details

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. You will also learn how the globe's politics and institutions are still heavily overshadowed by the impact of the Cold War. Britain's legacy of Empire and the historical debates around it will also be studied. Distinctive modules include: - Challenge & Transformation: Britain 1851-1954 - Cold War 1945-1991 - Historical Investigation (Coursework): The British Empire

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.

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What about careers?

A-Level History can facilitate entry into university studies in a range of subjects such as humanity or social science subjects. History can lead to a wide range of careers including: journalism, the civil service and public sector, teaching, management, business and law.

Which other courses does this combine well with?

Combines well with; English Language, English Literature, French, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology & Spanish.


Career Prospects