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History A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Acorn Independent College

Course description

A Level students will study significant periods in British and European history, including the French Revolution and Britain in the 20th century. Studying History is an opportunity to learn about the past and appreciate how society has changed, but more importantly, History teaches students to understand and make sense of the world they live in. It encourages students to view the world and key events from different perspectives.

Entry requirements

Although details of previous school reports and examination results may be considered, previous academic achievements are not our only criteria. At Acorn House, we value eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard. After discussing possible courses, an offer of a place is made if the student’s aims appear to be compatible with those of the College.

Future opportunities

Skills taught in History are can be applied across a range of disciplines. History students will be literate, organised, and able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly. The subject also teaches students how to analyse and interpret original source information and to understand that the knowing who is telling the story is as important as the story being told.

History is considered to be a facilitating subject by Russell Group Universities and an excellent choice for students who wish to pursue a career in law, politics, or journalism.

Further information

Acorn House offers a variety of ways to study A Levels, so that we can help each student to achieve their best in response to their individual needs.

The Two-year programme  is designed for students who have completed their GCSE courses. Most students will study four AS subjects in their first year, and three of these subjects at A2 in the second year.

The One-Year Fast-Track A Level programme runs from September to June and offers an intensive approach to the student’s chosen subject. This one-year focused approach can be useful for those who have studied AS Levels or A Levels elsewhere but may not have achieved their desired grade and wish to retake their exams.

Our 18 Month A Level course option begins in January. It is particularly suited to students who are wishing to retake the full 2-year A Level course, but who were unable to begin in September, or who wish to move schools following a term in Lower Sixth elsewhere. The first year’s worth of modules for the A Level course will be condensed into the Spring and Summer terms in Lower Sixth, ending in June. Students will then be able to complete their final year of A Level study in the ordinary calendar structure, from September to June.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acorn Independent College directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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