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History A level at Park View Community School

Course description

You will study a variety of periods in history including from the 17th century to the 20th century.

In the breadth unit, Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, you will study a key period of change in British history. You will investigate how an absolute monarchy was challenged and how the Stuart kings dealt with it. You will study the political, social and religious division of the country, the development of the civil war and the various consequences that it brought to the country and the people.

France in revolution, 1774-1795 is the depth where you will learn about the problems faced by King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette, in France in the 1770s. You will investigate the social, economic, political and religious issues within France, as well as new influences such as the enlightenment, as the people develop a new constitutional monarchy. You will question the influence of key figures and the power of the people as revolution takes hold and the Terror spreads, changing France forever.

Entry requirements

You need to be happy with reading and writing as history is an academic subject, but we do use a range of learning styles. You will be able to take part in debate, group research, class presentations and role play as well as learning through thinking skills and active display. It also requires the ability to produce academic essays.

It is not essential to have studied history at GCSE, but any student who took GCSE history should have at least gained a B grade.

We also require at least a grade C in English.

Future opportunities

History is a non-vocational subject although it is a highly regarded subject by all professional employers. There is a surprisingly wide range of careers open to history specialists including,

  • law,
  • health service,
  • civil service.
  • Local government,
  • personnel work,
  • secretarial work,
  • administration,
  • banking,
  • insurance,
  • accountancy,
  • advertising,
  • PR,
  • selling,
  • publishing,
  • journalism,
  • armed forces,
  • police,
  • teaching  
  • work in museums and galleries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park View Community School directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017

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