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History A level at Falmouth School

Course description

A Level History is an excellent choice for students who have a love of the past and a curiosity about how the world we live in today has been shaped. A Level History acts as an extension to GCSE History whereby students are able to develop interrogation, communication research skills. At Falmouth we follow the AQA specification. The specification consists of three sections; a breadth study, a depth study and an individual research task. Russia will be the focus of the breadth study covering the period between 1864-1964. A hugely important part of recent history that saw the dramatic change of an Empire from feudalism to communism in a very short time. For the depth study students will focus on The Wars Of the Roses between 1450-99. One of the most exciting parts of British History which has seen much interest from the media in recent years. This is the story of a family feud that divided the country and gave England a Civil War and the Houses of York and Lancaster. Finally students will be given the opportunity to undertake a piece of individual research based on the rise of Irish nationalism during the 19th century. This is an opportunity to delve into rich historical material and is thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

Future opportunities

History is very much seen as a ‘heavyweight’ subject when applying for universities and as such can be combined with all subjects. You can progress to higher education courses such as honours degrees in History, or to degrees in related subjects such as American Studies, International Relations, Politics, English Literature, Economics or Geography; or to vocational qualifications. A-Level History will give you a number of skills relevant to many types of employment, such as the ability to research and to analyse to critically engage with a wide range of material and present information clearly for others to understand. The skills you will obtain through studying history will be useful in a number of careers, either directly related to history such as working in museums, galleries, heritage sites, record offices, archives and teaching, or in areas such as journalism, libraries, national and local government and the civil service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Falmouth School directly.

Last updated date: 10 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years