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History - A Level - 2 years at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

This course will appeal to students who enjoy investigation and debate. You will be encouraged to question, imagine, argue and learn to challenge written and visual evidence to reach your own conclusions.

Course content

You will study the French Revolution, arguably the most significant event in world history, looking in detail at the reasons for it, the main events of it and the events that followed it. You will also study British history between 1851 and 1964 and will learn how the British society we see today was formed including how it was influenced by, and further developed, the principles of the French Revolution.


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.  A GCSE qualification in History is useful but not essential.  However, if you have taken GCSE History you will need at least a grade 4/C.


The French Revolution exam will include analysis of primary sources. The British history exam will include the analysis of secondary sources.

You will also complete a 3,500 word coursework project on a title of your choice relating to the 100 year struggle for black civil rights in America 1865-1968. You must include primary sources in your coursework.

Written examinations will make 80% of your final mark and coursework will make 20% of your final mark. Both units will be examined at the end of the second year. You will have mock exams at least once during the two year course.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

History is an excellent subject for the study of a wide range of university courses including law, economics, business studies, philosophy, English, archaeology, politics and social sciences.  If you choose to specialise in History, there are a wide range of courses available leading to employment in all sorts of fields including law, journalism, business, teaching and the museum and heritage sector.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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