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A-Level History at Leeds West Academy

Course description

History is a challenging yet popular A-Level that will give you deep insights in the different periods and societies whilst strengthening your skills in analysis and communication. It is ranked as one of the 8 best subjects to study by the Russell Group Universities because of its demanding and rewarding nature and therefore it is an excellent choice of subject for students who are highly ambitious or have a strong interest in the past. The course is separated into three sections: The Making of Modern Britain – 1951-2007; Russia in Change – from Tsardom to Communism 1853-1963 and the nonexamined unit: Political Tension in Seventeenth Century England.

Entry requirements

.A grade 5 or above in GCSE History or a closely related subject.

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: 17 November 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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