History at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form
Historical events have shaped society worldwide into what it is today. An A-Level history study can help you understand the value and significance of world and national events of the past. You will gain a deeper understanding of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity; become skilled at asking questions, sometimes awkward ones; learn not to take everything at face value; develop empathy and understanding of the actions and achievements of others; learn to put over your point of view and argue it well; use evidence to draw conclusions and make judgements. You will be able to look beyond current events to see their underlying historical causes. History involves a number of transferable skills, and students often also take Geography or Sociology. History also supports other specialist subjects, like English Language/Literature, Politics and Philosophy.
1) British Period Study & Enquiry
England 1485-1558: The Early Tudors with Enquiry (source based study) on 1547-1558.
2) Non-British Period Study including Interpretations skills
3) Thematic Study & Interpretations
Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992
4) Topic based essay
A GCSE average of 5, including a 5 in GCSE History 5 in GCSE English Language if not studied History at GCSE
A level - Three exams, one topic based essay of 3000-4000 words.
Your A-Level in History gives you knowledge and skills which will prepare you for higher education, and which are also useful in any career. History specialists often go on to be involved in journalism, law, politics, historical research, archaeology, teaching, heritage organisation work, social work, public services and many others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.