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History at Brixham College

Course description

Through the study of A Level History you can acquire competence and knowledge which will help you develop self-confidence and self-reliance.You can develop good communication skills, research and data handling skills, and an ability to make assessments of situations, all of which areuseful in the workplace or at university.

In Unit 1: Historical Themes in Breadth (the expansion and challenge of nationalism: Italy and Germany), students will study two topics in order to gain a broad overview of a particular theme, and will assess the historical significance of events, ideas, attitudes and beliefs and how these influenced behaviours and action.

In Unit 2: British History Depth Studies (the experience of warfare in Britain 1854-1929), students will study a period of British history in order to develop an in-depth understanding of attitudes, beliefs and structures of society.

In Unit 3: Depth Studies and Associated Historical Controversies, students will undertake a depth study to explore the nature of challenges and conflict relating to societies and/or political system in the period studied, and to explore an issue of historical debate.

In Unit 4: Historical Enquiry, students will carry out an enquiry which will address the aspects of a chosen theme over a period of at least 100 years. They will examine both the short-term significance of an individual, movement or event, as well as the factors affecting change throughout the whole period.

Entry requirements

To join our Sixth Form you will have a minimum of 5 A*-C grade GCSEsincluding Maths and English. Students will need a B in HistoryGCSE or a B in English GCSE ( if no History). Preferably a grade B or higher in the subjects you wish to study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years