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History A-Level at Whitefield School

Course description

History is a well respected subject that is highly desired by a range of employers. History helps give a perspective on life today, an understanding of where we have come from, and guidance on how to cope with future events.

Course content

During AS, students study the French Revolution and Life in Nazi Germany. During A2 students study The Making of Modern Britain and Historical Enquiry.

Entry requirements

In order to study History A Level, students must achieve at least 5 A* to C grades at GCSE level including English. Students need a keen interest in History and an enquiring mind. It is not necessary for studentsto have done GCSE History to study the subject at A-Level, but they must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the subject.


Students will cover two units in AS. Each of these is worth 50% of the AS and 25% of the A2 grade. Students will also cover 2 units at A2. Unit 3 is worth 30% of the A2 and Unit 4 is worth 20%. Unit 4 is coursework and is submitted in the Spring Term of Year 13.

Future opportunities

The Russell Group recently recognised History as the most respected A-level after Physics. It is a course that employers from a wide range of industries look for from potential employees. History provides students with a range of useful and transferable skills. History students often follow careers in Architecture, Banking, the justice system, Politics, Publishing and Entrepreneurialism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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