A popular and successful option for those with a genuine interest in History. History is a widely respected academic A Level that equips you with the essential analytical and evaluative skills and the ability to carry out independent research and study. The study of History at A Level is looked upon favourably by both universities and employers.
This is a two year course covering a breadth of both World and British History. You will need to know a depth study and also a period of History covering two hundred years. There will be a combination of both exams and coursework. The coursework element is an extended piece of writing of approximately 4000 words. There is the option to study a one year AS course in History, however this is a stand-alone qualification and cannot be used as credits towards the A2 course. The exact topics are yet to be decided as we are waiting for the final specification accreditation from OFQUAL before making our choice.
History offers a platform to a wide variety of careers: Law, journalism, broadcasting, mass media, teaching and the civil service to name a few. More than this, it offers a broad range of skills that can be applied to almost any university course or career path. You will learn to examine evidence, to argue logically and explicitly. You will be offered the chance to present your opinions through a variety of mediums whether written or verbal. As more people choose joint or combined honour degrees at university, History becomes a viable option for anyone to study beyond traditional school life. The literacy skills required are transferable in virtually every other subject and the possibility of periods to study is endless.
B grade in History at GCSE, B grade in English at GCSE, C grade in Mathematics at GCSE