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History A Level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

History is an exciting and academic discipline that nurtures curiosity, hones our thinking and promotes the development of important skills. Studying A level History provides an environment to communicate and wrestle with historical controversy. While exploring the nature and complexity of history as something beyond that of ‘the past’, we are able to understand and appreciate the world in which we live, where we have come from, and where we may go.

Are you interested in:

Thinking? Analysing information? Discussion and debate? Research? Independent reading? Working in groups? Evaluating evidence?

Course content

You will study aspects of the past in breadth through periods and themes, exploring a range of perspectives such as social, religious, political and cultural. You will also undertake an in depth study on an aspect of British history, developing an understanding of the attitudes, beliefs and structures of societies in the past. You will have the opportunity to investigate independent lines of enquiry, explore the process of change over time and assess the significance of particular individuals and events in the past.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer History include:

History, joint honours degrees with other related subjects e.g. Archaeology, Politics, Classics, English Literature, Economics, Media, Journalism, Travel and Tourism, Law, Psychology and Sociology.

Possible career paths:

Political and historical research, academic research, lecturer, teacher, archaeology, law, journalism, curatorship and heritage work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roding Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years