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History at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

This course is available to learners enrolled at this school and learners at other schools within the Chatham consortium.

Why should I study History? 

History is a valuable subject in its own right. It encourages students to think critically, to read widely, to synthesise information and to question. These are skills which easily transfer to other walks of life.

What will the course involve?

The linear A level in History involves the study of two modules and a personal investigation. The two modules are externally assessed through examinations and involve the study of: • The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204 • Religious Conflict and the Church in England, c1529–c1570 The Personal Investigation is assessed internally and moderated by the exam board. Students will be able to research a topic of their own choice and create their own question as long as it does not cover an area already represented in the other two modules. The final written piece should be between 3000-3500 words long. It is possible to take an AS Level examination in History. This is worth 40% of the A Level.

How might this course complement others?

History goes well with English Literature, Business Studies, Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology and Sociology.

How will this subject be useful in the future?

A degree in history can lead to a career in the legal industry, politics, publishing, journalism, the media, teaching and management.

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: 05 December 2016
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  • Start date: Next September