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History A Level at Beechen Cliff School

Course description

The study of History is an attempt to both make sense of the past but also provide a greater understanding of the present. It is this that makes History such an important and relevant subject.

History A’Level is a highly esteemed qualification due to its academic rigour and the highly transferable skills developed by students. History graduates are sought after in the fields of law, business, politics and journalism. Aside from History being valuable to higher education and in the workplace, it is a discipline which provokes lively debate and in our chosen modules students will grapple with issues ever relevant to both contemporary Britain and the modern world.

Course content

Modules 1C and 2R

The Cold War: c1945-1991
-The Origins of the Cold War
-The Cold War 1945-63
- Détente
- The end of the Cold War

The Tudors: England, 1485-1603
- Henry VII
- Henry VIII
- The ‘Mid-Tudor Crisis’
- Elizabeth I

Coursework: Historical Investigation
Students are free to research a question on any controversial historical topic which interests them. They will carry out their own research and produce a 3,000 word independent enquiry.

Further information

History offers valuable skills that can be beneficial to any combination of subjects. However, the study of History goes particularly well the disciplines of English Literature, Politics, Economics, Law and Sociology. Indeed, many of these subjects are offered as joint honours courses at degree level. Moreover, other humanities subjects also complement History such as Geography or Philosophy and Ethics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beechen Cliff School directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2017

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