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History A Level at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

History is not a subject that is stuck in the past. Far from it. Historical events are what has shaped society worldwide into what it is today. ‘A’ Level History will help you understand the value and significance of world events in the past. In the process you'll gain a deeper understanding of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity. Knowing how people lived in the past helps to understand why people act like they do today.

History ‘AS’/‘A2’ helps students develop a number of new skills including: How to assemble data and assess it, How to investigate facts and use, deduction, How to put over your point of view fluently, How to work as a team to achieve results. Students who take History often also take Sociology, English, Geography and Media Studies.

Entry requirements

A minimum of ‘C’ grade in History and English are essential. You must have a Level 2 grade profile across at least five subjects.

Future opportunities

History gives you knowledge and skills which will prepare you for higher education, and which are also useful in any career. Students who specialise in history can go on to become historical researchers, work in the heritage industry or become teachers. But history also supports other career paths, like journalism, politics, law, social work and public services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln Castle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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