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History A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

History is an extremely well respected and enjoyable subject at Al Level. The study of History acts as an excellent basis for any pupil wanting to pursue careers in journalism, law, education, research, archaeology, politics, business and many more. Students who wish to study History should enjoy writing essays and being up to date with current affairs.

Entry requirements

- Grade B in GCSE History
- Grade 6 in GCSE English Language.
Preferred academic strengths that are needed are essay writing and being up to date with current affairs.


Cold war: 1 hours exam (15%)
Mid Tudors: 1 hour 30 exam (25%)
Civil Rights: 2hour 30 exam (40%)
Coursework element: 3000-4000 words (20%)

Future opportunities

Any pupil wishing to study a History degree should have an A Level in History. Furthermore, study of History at A Level will also give pupils an excellent gateway into the study of Higher Education topics such as Philosophy, Archaeology, Politics, English, History of Ideas and Classical Civilisation.

Further information

History at A Level would be complementary to any student looking at other subjects within the humanities area such as Geography or Philosophy, but also due to demand for skills of argument, History would also complement pupils interested in studying an A Level in English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

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