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History A-Level at Hereford Cathedral School

Course description

“History is a people's memory, and without memory man is demoted to the lower animals.” - Malcolm X

A knowledge of the past is fundamental in understanding the present. The way that individuals, institutions and countries react is almost always a result of events in the past and thus if you know and appreciate this past, then you can better deal with them in the present. This is why many lawyers, journalists and politicians have studied History. The investigative skills required to study History at A-level teach us how to approach any piece of information, be it newspaper articles, crime scenes or political viewpoints, for example, and look for the truth, if there is one.

Course content

AS: The Crusades and Civil Rights 1950-1968
A2: Britain 1865-1915 and coursework essay on either the career of Winston Churchill or another topic.

Entry requirements

It would be advisable to have at least a B in History, but a healthy interest in the subject is far more important.

Future opportunities

History is regarded as a core qualification to get. Students with History have gone on to be, as said above, lawyers, politicians, journalists, police officers and TV presenters.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Cathedral School directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2016

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