History A Level at Reading College
This humanities subject is a good choice if your chosen career will require good written and verbal communication. Apart from increasing
your knowledge this course will help develop your research skills. You will need to read source material, draw out inferences, make connections and argue a case. You will be taught a range of historic areas of study from our experienced staff.
The course involves a number of historical trips including some overseas. We also work in partnership with local charities. Opportunities include teaching English to the families of ex-Gurkhas with SSAFA Forces Help and fundraising for a memorial with The Trooper Potts VC Trust.
This course can be studied as part of the Arts Pathway and the Humanities Pathway.
Whilst studying the History AS level you will learn about Britain and Europe during the 20th Century. The particular focus will be upon
decolonisation and Africa, plus Britain’s relations with India.
Your study will include the following
• unit 1: Britain, the scramble for Africa and retreat from empire decolonisation 1957-1981
• unit 2: Britain and the nationalist challenge in India
• unit 3: A world divided: Superpower relations 1944-1990
• unit 4: The Middle East and the Arab Israeli conflict, 1900-2001 (compulsory coursework unit).
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £12,950 per year. Scholarships of up to £6,250 are available, for more information on International entries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You could progress on to higher level study including politics, international relations, archaeology and anthropology degree courses, or seek employment in roles such as a researcher or data analyst.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.