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History A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

A Level History allows students to study British and European history in depth. Historians are a bit like detectives - using evidence to interpret what happened and understand why.

You will have to be able to evaluate evidence, decide how useful it is and come to conclusions based on what you have studied and discovered.

Course content

“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” David McCullough

You will tackle a wide range of British, European and World History, allowing you to understand how modern society and government has been shaped by the past.

Parts of the A Level course offer the opportunity to look at short periods of history in depth, such as the anti-slavery movement, whilst other units take a broader view, for example how warfare changed from the mid-19th century into the 20th century.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C with a minimum of grade C in English.

Future opportunities

A Level History is considered by the Russell Group of universities as one of the ‘facilitating’ A Levels, providing access to a range of options.

History students may go on to study History at university or degrees in subjects such as Economics, Journalism, Art History, Politics or Law. History degrees are the most popular non-Law degrees for those entering the Legal profession.

In employment, the skills of evaluating materials, making judgments and articulating arguments that History promotes are prized and sought after. Careers could include areas such as banking, law, nursing, civil service, social work, or the financial sector.

Further information

  • Talks on topics such as the Magna Carta and soldiers experiences in World War 1.
  • Achieved a 100% pass rate in 2015.
  • Essay writing competition sponsored by the Ludlow Historic Research Group.
  • Trip to Hereford Cathedral to view the Magna Carta and the Mappa Mundi.
  • Considered a facilitating subject

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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