History A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Do you know why the USA lost the war in Vietnam or have you thought about why the British lost control of India, the “Jewel in the Crown” of its Empire? Can you explain the outbreak of WW1 and WW2, or the reasons for progress on Civil Rights in the USA up to 1968? History at A-Level is about being able to put forward an argument and back it up with evidence. There is not necessarily one right answer
Topics you will study:
- In Search of the American Dream: the USA, c. 1917-96
- The Road to Independence: India, c. 1914-48
- The British Experience of Warfare: c. 1790-1918
- The Origins of the First World War
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: OCR
- Exam 100%
Results 2016: 97%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
History at A Level is viewed as a strong subject by all the top universities and is described as a facilitating subject which they like to see on applications from students. You don’t therefore have to go on to study History at university for it to be a useful A Level for you to take. History can be a career choice in itself in terms of courses in higher education but also in a range of occupations where the skills and understanding developed in a History course is valued. There are also careers where some specific Historical knowledge and understanding is required.
Since 2000, A Levels have been MODULAR courses, which means that exams have been taken in the first and second year of the course. In the past, the first year, or AS year, has contributed to 50% of the overall A Level grade and the remaining 50% contributed to the overall grade at the end of the second year of study.
From September 2015, History will change and become LINEAR. This means that all exams will be taken at the end of two years of study. The philosophy of the reform is that the rigour of A levels will not change and in the main the breadth and depth of content will not change. These changes aim to prepare young people better for the demands of employment and further study. They will give pupils, parents, teachers, universities and employers greater confidence in the integrity and reliability of our qualifications system.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.