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History at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

Course description

This course is for those who want to understand the past and how we got to where we are in the 21st century. The study of History enables us to understand how our predecessors acted and responded to the challenges they faced, to study different and changing attitudes and the development and understanding of ideas, processes and technologies.

In addition History will provide you with transferable skills such as the ability to research, evaluate a topic and put forward detailed, logical and evidence-based arguments, develop and express balanced views, develop your written and verbal communication skills.

Course content

The A Level History course is likely to cover political events, as well as focusing on the economic aspect of history.

Social history may also be included. The historical periods chosen for study will depend on the interests of both the course tutor and students who choose this subject. The course will include a personal study in which you will be able to develop your own personal interest, which could include a focus on areas such as medicine, science and the development of technologies, as well as on the economic and political theories, models and ideologies.

History students will b expected to take an interest in the world around them, reading widely and keeping up with current affairs.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 A*-C GCSEs, including grade C History if you have studied the subject at GCSE.

Future opportunities

At NSETC, History is considered a complementary subject to many areas of study. You could go onto university to study History at degree level or another related subject.

In many ways, History A Level is important as much for the broad academic skills you develop as it is for the content you learn.

Skills developed through the study of History are valued for many areas of employment including local government, the civil services, public administration, academic research, teaching, museum and archive work, journalism and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015
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  • Start date: Next September