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A Level History at Villiers High School

Course description

The History A-Level course will allow students to build upon their understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study. Students will acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non-British history. Two main themes will be covered in AS Level history. The first is 'Change and Consolidation' which includes how societies change over time and how governments respond to the need for change. The second theme is 'Periods of Change' which looks at significant periods of history. Again in the second year there are two major learning themes. First comes 'The State and the people: change and continuity.' This exciting theme covers the dynamic relationship between the state and citizens over a fifty year period. The second theme is titled 'Historical Enquiry' and looks at life-changing events over a hundred year period. This includes a coursework essay.

Entry requirements

5 A* to C GCSEs

Future opportunities

A-Level History will provide you with knowledge and skills which will prepare you for higher education and which are also useful in any career. Students who specialise in history can go on to become historical researchers, work in heritage organisations or become teachers. History can also support other career paths, like journalism, politics, law, social work and public services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Villiers High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years