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History A-Level at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

It is difficult to avoid the impact of History in our modern world. We are living with the consequences of past events every day. A good historical education is essential to understand your world. Employers and Universities know students of History have developed a number of skills that can be applied to any situation. They know that you are able to gather information from a range of sources and that you understand different points of view and can detect bias and propaganda. Theyalso know that you are able to communicate effectively both orally and in the written word and that you can reach a balanced judgement through detailed analysis. The research, analytical and presentational skills you learn in History are precisely the skills you need to operate in the world of work.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study and wider reading of the historical context. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the courses.

Course content

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a trip to visit Krakow and Auschwitz Birkenau where they will supplement their studies about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Students will also visit the University of Birmingham Library to research their chosen subject for their coursework and acquire sources to critically evaluate. A Level historians have also visited specialised lectures in London from prominent historians such as Simon Schama and Melvyn Bragg.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s (grades A*-C) or equivalent including English and Mathematics

Grade B in GCSE History

Grade 6 in GCSE English

Students must satisfactorily pass their AS History to at least grade D to be allowed to continue to full A level in Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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