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A Level History at New College Stamford

Course description

Investigate key periods I Modern History and develop your passion for the past. Explore topics such as 20th century American History, British History and the Cold War.You will study:British History 1918 – 90The Thatcher YearsAmerican History 1918 – 55American Society and the economic boomThe Jazz AgeThe Civil Rights MovementCauses of the Cold WarPoverty, Public Health and the State 1780 – 1939This course is approximately 80% exam and 20% coursework.

Course content

You will work with primary sources in all units of this A Level to develop your skills as a conscientious historian. Regular visits to the Houses of Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and Victorian Workhouses will develop your understanding of the past through real experiences.

Entry requirements

APS 40 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above including English and mathsat grades C/5 or above History or another humanities subject atgrade B or above.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles in:TeachingLawJournalismBusinessStudying further degrees in:HistoryTeachingLawBusiness

Further information

APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Stamford directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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