History A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||HIS-AL (2325)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and, if taken, History.
What does the course involve?
History is a captivating subject and if you have an interest in the world around you, then this is the course for you.
Our expert and dedicated specialist A Level teachers will guide you through the history of different countries, societies and cultures.
This in-depth course will investigate the personal history of people, how they interacted, and what motivated them.
You will study over 200 years of history, including at least one period of British History and the lives of ordinary people as well as the impact of great historical figures. You’ll use original source material, video evidence, discussion, debate, and essay writing. The department has its own intranet site and booklets to help you in your journey to becoming a historian.
You’ll study ‘Britain transformed 1918-1997’ and ‘The USA 1955- 1992: Conformity and Challenge’.
You’ll look at ‘The British Experience of Warfare c1790-1918’ and create a piece of coursework on the impact of the Vietnam War on the United States.
How is the course assessed?
You will take three exams at the end of two years and complete a piece of coursework.
80% Exam and 20% Coursework.
Students have progressed to a range of higher education courses in history, art history, advertising, business management, journalism, law, English and politics, while some have secured highly sought-after training e.g. air traffic control with the RAF. The skills you learn will be useful in many careers where research and analysis are required, but more specific careers could include working in museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, national and local government, and the Civil Service.
The department hosts visiting speakers such as First World War historian Professor Gary Sheffield and stages visit local areas of interest.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional two or three subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative vocational programme of study via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level History (French, Biology and Chemistry)
Previous Institution: Belvidere School
I really enjoyed learning modern history as it can be made applicable to news today. You pick up a useful skill set doing A Level History and the lessons are interactive and informative. The essay writing and critical thinking helped me with my application to Oxford University and I have accepted a place at Christ Church College, Oxford to study Philosophy.