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Key Info

Full Time
Course Length
2 years
Course Level

This course is for people wanting to gain an understanding of the past and the changes and developments over time. It offers a unique insight into human nature and human civilisation, helping you to develop your analytical and evaluative skills by studying original documents and artefacts. These skills are invaluable in the way that they can be applied to both other subjects and everyday life.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need five GCSEs at grades 5-9, including a grade 6 in English Language.

What are the key things you’ll learn?

This course analyses key events in history including:

1st Year:
  • Autocracy, Reform and Revolution 1855-1917
  • Origins of the English Civil War 1625-1642
2nd Year:
  • Historical Investigation
  • The Soviet Union 1917-1964
  • Radicalism, Republic and Restoration 1642-1660

How you will learn

The course is based in the classroom using a range of teaching and learning strategies including whole class teaching, group work and working individually.

There are formal exams at the end of the second year of which the marks amount to 80% of the overall A-Level. The Historical Investigation amounts to 20% of the overall A-Level.

Where could this course take you?

Studying History at A-Level opens a route to higher education at university which in turn could lead to a career in areas such as teaching, social work, journalism, police and research.

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