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History A Level at The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School

Course description

Students can opt to study History at ‘A’ level through The Urswick School Sixth Form.  History ‘A’ Level is very popular at The Urswick School Sixth Form with many students going on to read History related subjects at university.

Studying ‘A’ Level History helps students develop the following skills:

  • How to assemble data and assess it
  • How to investigate facts and use deduction
  • How to put your point of view fluently
  • How to work as a team to achieve results

Course content

From September 2015, Year 12 will be studying the new OCR ‘A’ Level.  The course is divided into four units studied over the two years. 

In Year 12, students are reading:

  • South African Politics (1948-1999)
  • British History (1930-1997).

In Year 13, students study:

  • Exploration, Encounters and Empire (The British Empire 1445 – 1570)
  • England: 1547-1603 (The later Tudo


Entry requirements

 5 GCSEs in different subjects at grade C or higher with GCSE History at grade B or higher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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