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History GCE A level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

To make sense of the world we live in it is essential to understand key events, individuals, movements and conflicts that have shaped history.  The course is made up of units of study from the recent and less recent past, including British and world history.


Course content

A Level (year two)

Unit Three (exam)

This unit introduces you to historical controversies. The unit focuses on the dramatic revolutionary changes in England, 1629-1667.

Unit Four (coursework)

A long period of history is studied – either Russia 1856-1964, or Italy 1800-1900.  You will research this yourself with help and advice from your history teachers.

Entry requirements

A good GCSE performance in literary subjects e.g. History, Geography, Sociology, Religion, English.


Unit 3 – exam, 2 hours.  One essay and one question based on secondary source material.

Unit 4 – coursework, maximum 4,000 words.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years