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History A Level at Warrington & Vale Royal College

Course description

Do you have a keen interest in history and how events have shaped the world we know today? If so, this course is for you.

Course content

History is the study of human behaviour and offers perspectives on the past, present and future. It also helps develop a range of specialist and transferable skills, in particular analysis and interpretation and the ability to evaluate evidence and reach a clear judgement. As part of your course, you will engage in an independent historical investigation which will help you succeed in any subject at university; the ability to manage your time and work independently are important transferable skills.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for progression onto an A Level pathway is at least five grade 5s at GCSE, including English.

We will look at each application individually and flexibly and will discuss your choice of courses.

You should be willing to engage in wider reading and be confident both verbally and orally in expressing
your opinion.


This is an academic course following a two year linear A Level, with terminal exams.

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Future opportunities

you can progress onto further study at university, gain an apprenticeship or go into employment.


Career options you might consider include;

  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Historic building inspector
  • Researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Politician.

Further information

Will I complete work placements?

You will have the opportunity to undertake an appropriate work experience or internship. This will give you a real understanding of the world of work or career you are considering and will undoubtedly give you a competitive edge in any application or interviews. This will take place for most students in a block placement in June/July of Year 12.

Are trips and residentials organised during the course?

Trips and/or enrichment activities will take place on a Wednesday each week.

Are there any links with industry?

We have extensive links with employers, local industries and universities.

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: 07 November 2017
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      By Bus: Warrington & Vale Royal College is easily accessible by bus from the town centre and nearby Cheshire districts. Bus numbers* 19, 20, 21, 22 from the Warrington Bus Station to Winwick Road Campus.

      *Please note bus numbers are subject to change.