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History A-Level at Cromwell Community College

Course description

A Level History will allow you to study significant events, individuals and issues. You will look at a range of historial perspective with a focus on continuity and change over time.

The course allows you to develop and apply an understanding of historial concepts.


Course content

You will study 3 units throughout the A level course, focusing on 3 main historical periods as follows:

Alfred and the Making of England 871-1016 investigates the Viking
raids on England and the eventual creation of the Danelaw and how
the Anglo-Saxon monarchs dealt with the situation.

International Relations 1890-1941 offers an understanding of the causes
and events leading up to the two world wars which shaped the 20th century.

Russia and Its Rulers 1855-1964 investigates Russia over a 100 year period
as the power went from Tsars to Communists and adopted a radically
different political system.

In addition, you will complete a 3000-4000 word essay which you will research independently. You will be able to choose your own topic and essay title.

Entry requirements

You will need to acheive a minimum of a grade 6 in History or English at GCSE.

Future opportunities

History is a discipline which necessitates vital skills that many employers and universities value. Many students who study history go on to join esteemed professions such as the civil service, the law, business management and the media. This is because history equips students with many transferable skills that will be useful for any line of work. Amongst the transferable skills that you will develop are; analysis of a broad range of documents, the ability to prioritise and reason, the ability to formulate and sustain an argument and of course the ability to set up a research project.

Further information

Contact Mr T Pearson at Cromwell Community Collegefor further information. Delivery: Full-time.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years