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History A Level (Edexcel) at Allerton Grange School

Course description

You will enjoy History if you question facts and try to make sense of them. Can you explain your reasoned point of view, yet still accept alternative interpretations? Do you enjoy teamwork and visiting some of the actual places studied?

The study will involve reading, discussion and argument together with questions and essays. All subjects may complement history, but, in the past, politics, psychology, sociology, English and the sciences have proved popular.


Course content

We will be offering the Edexcel full A level course with options for qualifications at both AS and A level.

The topics will follow "Route Dā€,  a modern history choice. Specifically it will cover:

  • Paper 1, Option 1D: Britain, c1785ā€“c1870: democracy, protest and reform.
  • Paper 2, Option 2D.2: The unification of Germany, c1840ā€“71.

The options above will form the AS qualification

  • Paper 3, Option 37.2: Germany, 1871-1990: united, divided and reunited.

The additional options above will complete the A level qualification.

Entry requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis but subject areas have their own entry requirements. As a guide you will normally be expected to have achieved a minimum of the following:

Level 3 courses - a good range of GCSEs from grade 4 - 9 including a grade 4 in English and Maths or the equivalent at BTEC level.

Level 2 courses - 2 grade 3s at GCSE

Specific entry requirements for this course are as follows:

A grade 6 in History GCSE is preferred or a 6 grade in English Language if History has not been studied before. Students with a 5 grade will be considered on an individual basis with the Curriculum Leaders approval. (We usually do this on a trial basis and review the situation after the first half term).

Future opportunities

A qualification in History is excellent preparation for a range of university courses from law and journalism to accountancy and even History! Famous history graduates include Jonathan Ross, Gordon Brown, Louis Theroux and Sascha Baron-Cohen (Borat!)

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: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years

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