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History A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Are you fascinated by the past?

Do you have an inquiring mind?

Do you want to search for reasons why things happened the way they did?

 History combines the excitement of exploration and discovery with the sense of reward born of gaining an understanding of complex evidence and problems. Finally, a study of the past helps you to better understand the world we live in today.




Course content

The course will focus mainly on the Twentieth Century, studying how countries such as Britain, Russia and Germany developed over time. You will examine the significance of key figures, for example, Churchill, Lenin and Hitler and the impact of different political systems such as democracy, communism and fascism. A major part of the course will concentrate on how ordinary people were affected by change depending on their gender, ethnic origin or social class. You will also consider how these developments affected the world with a study of the clash of the two superpowers, the USA and Russia, during the Cold War.

History is not simply learning facts about the past however. To be a historian you have to engage in some ‘detective’ work, piecing together the evidence from sources such as newspapers, speeches and letters written at the time as well as consulting other historians’ works. The course will also focus on helping you to develop these research skills so that you can find out things for yourself.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.

Future opportunities

An advantage of studying History is that it is a very broad subject. Students can go on to university and then specialise in a range of subject areas. It provides skills and understanding that will always be valuable in any career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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