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History (A Level) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

If you are inquisitive about the past and you like to argue and debate then the A Level History course is for you.  The course will not only enable you to further develop the skills you acquired at GCSE, it will also give you a good grounding in the higher order analytical and communication skills which are essential for success at university and beyond.

The full A Level course requires you to study three units over two years.

  • UNIT 1 – A study of America between the years1875 and 1975. This is a fascinating period of change: a period that sees the beginning of mass immigration, the rise of big business, the development of organised crime and the impact of two world wars. America's rise to superpower status will also be traced, alongside civil rights and the impact of the Vietnam War.  You will be given the opportunity to enhance your learning in this unit by participating in a study visit to New York and Washington.
  • UNIT 2 – A study of Britain between 1951 and 2007.  This is a unit which will help you to fully understand the Britain that we live in today.  The course begins with the accession of Elizabeth II to throne and traces developments in society, the economy and foreign policy.  You will cover key events such as the social revolution of the 1960s, Thatcher’s battle with the miners and Blair’s war on terror.
  • UNIT 3 – A personal study of 4000 words based on the origins of the French Revolution.  You will study how this monumental event in French history came about and assess just why Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette faced the guillotine.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 July 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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