Course Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 5 in History or Humanities (if studied) and GCSE grade 5 in English Language.
History is a very versatile subject, developing skills that are highly sought after in all careers. You will learn about the past can inform your perspective of what is happening in the world globally. You develop critical thinking, empathy, and a world view and gain clear analytical, research and writing skills, all highly useful for higher education and/or the workplace.
What you will study
Unit 1 – British period study & enquiry-
Britain 1930 – 1997
Enquiry Topic: Churchill 1930 – 1951
25% of final mark, 1.5 hour exam Unit 2
-Italian Unification 1789 – 1896
-15% of final mark in 1 hour exam
Unit 3 – Thematic Study
-Civil rights in the USA 1865 – 1992
-40% of final mark, 2.5 hour exam
Unit 4 – Non-exam assessment
-4500 word independent essay
-British Foreign Policy 1945 – 2003
-20% of final mark
- Varied lessons to suit different learning styles
- One-to-One drop in sessions to consolidate understanding
- Resources and support via Connect, the student intranet site
- Regular assessments and tailored feedback
- ‘Stretch and Challenge’ activities for students striving for that A* grade
- Lectures by specialist historians on a variety of topics
- Trips and visits in the UK and abroad to enhance learning. These have included trips to London, America, Berlin, Italy,
Belgium and France
- Involvement in oral history projects
A Level History develops essential skills such as research, analysis, critical thinking, challenging viewpoints, independent viewpoints, global perspective, and more. It can lead to a History degree, or Politics, American Studies, Archaeology and more.
History leads to a wide range of career opportunities such as law, television, research, politics, journalism, publishing, business and management… the list is endless!