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History A-Level at Freman College

Course description

A-Level History challenges students’ minds and develops their abilities in a number of key ways:

Research – A key aspect of any History course is to develop research skills.

Independence – When studying History, students work on their own to complete tasks.

Analysis – Any historian must be able to take and understand information before applying it to solve a puzzle.

Communication – The ability to discuss key issues verbally and in writing is vital to any future success. Historians use this skill daily, so universities and employers will value someone who can articulate their thoughts in a clear and professional way.

Time management – The skill of prioritising work is very important. By working through questions and completing coursework, an A-Level History student will have effectively developed this skill.

ICT – History students will develop their ICT skills in History, from using simple word processors through to scouring the Web for that vital piece of information that an essay just can’t do without.

Working with others – History can help develop this skill through classroom activities.

Problem solving – History is full of problems that need solving. The skills used to solve historical conundrums are the same as those used to solve real-life issues.

Planning and organising – History teaches students how to plan effectively to complete any tasks.

Drive and determination – Any successful History A-Level student will have shown the drive and determination to succeed, exactly what an employer or university will be looking for!

Course content

You will study the following topics:

Unit 1: England 1485–1558: the Early Tudors (Enquiry topic: Mid Tudor Crises 1547–1558)

Unit 2: International Relations 1890–1941

Unit 3: Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964

Unit 4: An independently researched essay of 3,000–4,000 words in length

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE History and English. Students who have not studied History need to achieve grade C in Geography or RE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Freman College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years