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History A level at Carlton Academy

Course description

Knowledge of History is vital for understanding key issues in the world today. It is an interesting course which covers topics that the you are both familiar with and also ones which you may have never studied before.

Course content

History is an exciting and well respected A Level. You will experience a wide variety of teaching methods:

Through individual and group work you will learn how to analyse and interpret a wide range of historical sources, you will have debates on key issues and will use information and resources from Internet sites , together with developing your ICT skills.

In A Level History you will study:

  • Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964
  • The Wars of the Roses 1437-1487
  • Nazi Germany 1933- 45 (Historical Investigation)

Entry requirements

The most important aspect is a strong interest in the subject. You will need to enjoy reading and possess strong writing skills, however a GCSE History at grade C or above would be a great asset in studying this course.

Future opportunities

The skills gained in History are required for a wide variety of careers: including Law, Media and Journalism, Banking, the Civil Service and many others. It is recognised by the Russell Group of Universities as being a ‘facilitating’ subject (one that helps with all others). Adding an A Level History qualification to your C.V. is always impressive to both prospective employers and higher education establishments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years