History - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College
History promotes understanding between cultures and between national traditions. The object of studying the past is to widen the experience of students and help them to develop qualities of perception and judgement. History provides a distinctive education by providing a sense of the past, an awareness of the development of differing values, systems and societies and the development of critical yet tolerant personal attitudes. Important abilities and qualities of thinking and learning are developed through the study of historical and associated political perspectives, and these are transferable to many occupations and careers. History places particular stress on the development of independent thought and analytical skills, and requires excellent communication skills, namely high levels of literacy and oral presentation.
History is a subject that provides suitable preparation for Higher Education. As a traditional academic subject, History is well regarded by universities and supports an application for many subjects, notably English, Law, Modern Languages and Politics.
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To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview.
If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:
• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
• Young people in care• Care leavers
• Young people in receipt of income support
Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.
Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.