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History A level at Burnside Business and Enterprise College

Course description

History A level is delivered by the Humanities team at Burnside.

Our aim is to teach active, engaging lessons which inspire students to be curious and reflective about their learning. We have a clear obligation to tackle contemporary issues of a social, moral, spiritual and cultural nature and each of the subjects we teach offers students the chance to discuss how lesson content has a relevance to the world around them.

We are committed to developing transferrable skills with the students we teach and this involves establishing custom and practice in the way that we give students the opportunity to be involved and to lead their own learning. A key focus across the whole Humanities department is on literacy skills, whether verbal or written, and we aim to develop students ability to express themselves clearly and creatively.

Course content

A wide range of learning approaches is used and there is a focus on historical skills such as empathy, analysis of causation and the evaluation of source material. Students develop their written and verbal literacy skills through a mixture of essay writing, creative tasks and group work such as debates and enquiries.

At A level we currently use the Edexel syllabus to look at British and European history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement is 5 A* - C full GCSE/BTEC courses, including English Language and Mathematics at grade C or higher.  

BTEC qualifications will only count as 1 GCSE. If more than 1 BTEC (level 2) is studied, only the best will count towards the overall points score.  GCSE short courses will not be counted.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnside Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016

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