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History A Level at Guildford College

Course description

You should study this subject if you are interested in learning about people and the way past events have shaped the modern world. You should also be able to think critically and develop arguments based on carefully selected evidence and have an interest in developing your communication skills.

The subject aims to develop analytical thinking and combines well with a range of subjects such as Sociology, Law, English and the sciences.


Course content

You will study:

  • Britain 1603-1642,
  • The Campaign for African-American Civil Rights in the USA 1950-1968,
  • Aspects of International Relations 1945-2004,
  • and The rise of the Nazis and Germany 1815-1933.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English at grade B. History GCSE is not essential.



Examinations and coursework.

Future opportunities

Degree in History or careers in the Civil Service, law and local government. You could also become an archivist, librarian, researcher, teacher or journalist.


Further information

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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