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History A Level at Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College

Course description

A-level History is a rich and varied course, covering social, economic and political change in different time periods and countries. It is an academically challenging but intellectually satisfying subject. In addition to interesting topics, the study of History at A-level develops skills in research, building and arguing a case, decision making, interpreting evidence and understanding the causes and impacts of significant historical events.

Course content

- Unit 1: England 1445-1501 - Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, with a focus on the War of the Roses
- Unit 2: Russia 1894-1941
- Unit 3: Changing styles of warfare 1792-1945
- Unit 4: A coursework assignment, selected from a free choice of options

Entry requirements

At least grade B at GCSE History and grade 5 at GCSE English


This course is assessed through final examinations (80%) and coursework (20%).

Future opportunities

History is an excellent course to study. It is recognised as being beneficial to a wide range of careers, including journalism, management, consultancy, politics, law and teaching. The skills gained are seen as valuable to any line of work, as it builds transferable skills in argument building, interpreting and evaluating opinions, making inferences and researching independently. History is therefore an enabling A-level, and can be utilised for applying for any degree course through UCAS. It is no coincidence that History, at both GCSE and graduate level, is one of the most employable subjects to study

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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