History A Level at The Whitehaven Academy
Historians are often asked: what is the use or relevance of studying History?
The answer is that History is inescapable and also teaches you skills that will help you in all areas of life.
- Independence of mind, and initiative including key critical skills
- Ability to work with others
- Data analysis and record keeping
- Problem solving
- Fluency in delivering verbal and written presentations/arguments
- Intellectual integrity and maturity
The A level History qualification looks at a range of subjects over a 200 year period, including:
- The British Empire 1857–1967
- The Cold War 1945–1991
- Russia in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment 1682–1796
We welcome students that have achieved at least 5 A*-C in academic subjects at GCSE. It is essential that students have achieved at least a C grade in GCSE English Language and preferable that they also have a grade B in GCSE History. However, we will consider applicants who have not studied History since key stage 3 so long as they show aptitude in other related humanities subjects.
AS – 2 written examination papers
A2 – 1 written examination paper and 1 extended essay
There are numerous pathways open to A-Level and graduate historians. These include employment in a diverse range of fields including: accountancy, administration, advertising, education, human resources, journalism, law, management, marketing, politics, project management, public relations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Whitehaven Academy directly.