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History A Level at Consett Academy

Course description

A Level History is an engaging course of study which provides the opportunity to study the history of more than one country and the history of more than one period.

Students will investigate aspects of the past in breadth, through periods or themes, and in-depth.

Significant individuals, societies, events, developments and issues will be explored in order to see connections, draw comparisons and form opinions.

Course content

Students’ will develop an understanding of the challenges faced by the monarchy in Britain 1603-1702.

From abolition, through restoration and restraint, this breadth study traces the struggle for power between the crown and parliament.

Students’ will develop their awareness of the historical issues raised by Periods of Change, specifically focussing on the events of the Russian Revolution and the rise and rule of Stalin.

An Enquiry (3,500 words) which analyses a historical issue – we currently investigate the development of Civil Rights in the USA 1860- 1970.

Entry requirements

The Academy requirement is 5 A* - B including English and Maths. For this subject one of those must be History.

Future opportunities

An A Level in History gives you an academic qualification which universities and employers value highly.

It provides a passport to further study and jobs in a wide range of fields because of the excellent skills in analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and argument that it encourages students to develop.

Apart from the obvious careers like teaching, significant numbers of History graduates enter the legal profession.

Others pursue careers in policing, the civil service, museum and archive services, politics and journalism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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