History A Level
|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||English Bridge Campus|
|Start date||5 September 2022|
|Course code||HIS-AL (2224)|
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 email@example.com
A Level History (Politics, English Literature)
Previous School: Newport Girls High School
I decided to study at SCG because I wanted a change of scenery and a bigger college, so it would be easier for transition to University. After attending an Open Evening I decided this was the best place to be. I have really enjoyed looking at American history in the 60s and 70s – the civil rights and women’s rights movements. The teaching is really good and we look at very interesting modern history. I will be going to the University of Manchester to study Law - History has given me great reading skills that I can take with me.