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History A Level at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

History has rightly been described as an “argument without end.” It offers no fixed answers but some insight into what it is to be a human being and real training in logical thought and the interrogation of ideas through time. It is also great fun.
Year 12 AS:
  • Unit 1: Churchill 1920 – 1945 
  • Unit 2: Italy 1896 - 1943 Liberalism and Fascism
Year 13 A2:
  • Unit 3: Historical interpretations: Russian Revolutions; 1894 to 1924. Historical Investigations: Personal research task.
  • Unit 4: The relationship between Britain and Ireland 1798 to 1921.


You will be assessed by two externally marked 1 hour 30 minute exams at AS. At A2 you will be assessed by two pieces of coursework 2000 words long and an externally marked 2 hour exam on Ireland.

Future opportunities

A History degree is regarded as a useful stepping stone to a career in Law, Journalism, the Police and lecturing at higher education. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses which could lead on to higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics or more general courses.
With further training you could go into a job related to History in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education, such as a teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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