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History A Level at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

History is a popular and established subject at Claremont High School Academy. Last year’s results were good with 44% of A2 students achieving A*-B and 100% achieving A*-E.

The course builds upon the skills developed at GCSE level and hones them within the context of a varied and exciting two-year programme. Anyone wishing to study History at AS or A2 level should have a strong interest in the subject and, above all, a desire to develop their intellectual curiosity.

Sixth Form pupils are encouraged to make use of the proximity to London and all it has to offer. Exhibitions and collections at museums and galleries are often free and easily accessible. We expect all History students to have a keen interest in all aspects of history beyond the Sixth Form curriculum.

We are a strong department, with teachers having studied History at some of the UK’s top Universities (UCL, LSE, Oxford). Consequently, high-calibre Claremont pupils who wish to study History beyond A-Level are encouraged to apply to Russell Group universities by teachers who have had the experience of attending these institutions. The department will assist in all UCAS History applications and help pupils prepare for interview if required.

History enables pupils to acquire the abilities to research effectively, think logically, evaluate and interpret evidence, develop a coherent and succinct argument and communicate both verbally and in written form. This makes History students very employable and is a subject favoured by many employers. Indeed, it is particularly useful if you are thinking about a career in Law, Journalism, Civil Service (including the Foreign Office), Accountancy, Politics, Banking & Finance, Academia, Business, Management or Teaching.

Extracurricular activities:

  • Annual trip to Berlin
  • Private lecture at London School of Economics
  • Trip to Parliament
  • Guest speakers, e.g. from University College London
  • Theatre, Gallery, Museum trips where appropriate

Entry requirements

B in History and B in English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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