History


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study History?

  • It will give me a real insight into the incredible variety of ways in which people have lived in the past
  • It can teach me how to argue convincingly and how to spot the weaknesses in other people’s arguments
  • I have an interest in the past and a willingness to find out more
  • I will learn how to research and to extract information from a variety of sources.

What does the course consist of?

You will examine two periods of History;

  • The Tudors in England
    • You will examine the reigns of Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I
    • America – A Nation Divided, 1845-1877
    • You will examine the origins of the American Civil War, the war itself and the beginnings of the civil rights movement
  • You will also complete one piece of coursework. The choice of the topic will be up to you. You will be able to select an area of history that you are interested in, as long as there is a debate, and you will carry out independent research.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination and through one piece of coursework.

What might this course lead on to?

  • History is a well-regarded qualification which can lead on to many university degrees. It is particularly useful as a preparation for careers which require you to think critically such as Law, Management and Journalism.
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