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History (Early Modern) AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

History is fascinating. You can develop your own ideas, examine historical issues and engage in debates.  You will analyse sources critically, make comparative judgements and test your opinions.

Course content

Here are some of the topic areas we cover:

You will study Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469–1598 and Religious Conflict and the Church in England, c1529-c1570, throughout the two year course.

An important part of your second year is the study of c100 years of the history of the Portuguese Empire including the voyages of Henry the Navigator and Vasco Da Gama.

This A Level course is only offered as a two year programme.

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language

You do not need to have studied History at GCSE


Assessment is mostly by examination although there is an extended essay coursework.

Future opportunities

Our History students have gone on the study History and other related degrees at Russell Group universities as well as Oxford and Cambridge. History is a good route into careers in research, law, teaching, finance and corporate graduate programmes. It is highly valued by universities and is on the Russell Group’s list of ‘facilitating subjects.’

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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