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A Level History Medieval-Modern at Great Sankey High School

Course description

History A/AS level encourages you to think more critically and will develop your skills of analysis. A wide range of events that have shaped British, European and World History are studied, with the emphasis upon forming your own arguments and assessing the interpretations of historians. The department is staffed by 7 well-qualified History teachers who will be pleased to help you with any questions you may have.

Course content

Unit 1: Anglo–Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035–1107(Enquiry topic: Norman England 1087–1107) - Year 12

Unit 2: International Relations 1890–1941 - Year 12

Unit 3: Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964

Unit 4: Personal Study - topic based essay of your choice

Entry requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course with a GCSE at grade B in History. Students must have a great interest in studying people's lives in the past and be aware of major political, economic and social changes that occur in the world today. The most important reason for choosing History at A Level should be that you enjoy the subject.


Unit 1: Exam (25% of A Level [50% of AS])

Unit 2: Exam (15% of A Level [50% of AS])

Unit 3: Exam (40% of A Level)

Unit 4: Essay (20% of A Level)

Future opportunities

History is a valued qualification for those students who wish to seek employment at 18.

Higher Education
History can be studied on its own or combined with a wide range of other subjects such as English or a Modern Language. History is recognised as valid for other courses such as Law or Business Studies.

Graduate Employment
History graduates may find employment in a range of professions e.g. accountancy, banking, civil service, law, public administration, social work, teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

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