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History A Level at Corelli College Co-Operative Academy

Course description

Course Outline

History helps us understand those forces and influences that have shaped the way we think, act and organise ourselves as people and societies. A study of history reminds us of those human qualities and conditions that continue through time, from genius to greed or from apathy to ambition. Through our discussions, the sources and historical interpretations that we will use throughout our courses, you will be able to critically evaluate major events in the world’s recent past and assess their significance. History helps you develop a critical consciousness.

In Year 12, we will be pursuing a thematic course based on the Communist states of Russia, 1917-91 and Mao’s China, 1949-76. Whilst, in Year 13, our students will focus on Gaining and Losing the British Empire and a Coursework topic, based on the Origins of the Cold War. The coursework will allow our students to complete an independently researched enquiry on historical interpretation.

Entry requirements

Open to students who have achieved 5 A*-Cs at GCSE


This is a four unit course which features three examined units and one coursework unit (4,000 word essay).

Future opportunities

Popular university courses for students with A Level History include Law, Politics, History The following careers are ones where A Level History is useful: Journalism, law, politics, education, the culture and heritage industries, archaeology, research, civil service, criminal investigation, archiving, and libraries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corelli College Co-Operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years