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History at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College

Course description

History lessons are taught in a variety of ways from independent research to seminar style debates and discussions around key topics and controversies. The course is designed to prepare students for university life measuring a good balance of independent study and teacher support.

This A level History course enables students to consider aspects of British and World History in depth and breadth, and to make links across the topics. This course will also enhance students’ understanding of key historical and political concepts, and help to develop key skills in written and oral communication, research methods, and critical thinking.

It combines well with most other subjects and can equip students for a wide range of careers, the most obvious being law, journalism, teaching, politics and archaeological/museum work. It also provides excellent training for management posts or for any position which involves evaluation of evidence and informed decision making.

This course will develop students’ higher level thinking skills and ability to write analytically. Students will be encouraged to share their ideas in class and question established theories associated with historical controversies.

Entry requirements

Students should be enthusiastic about the subject and will ideally have studied History at GCSE. Where this is not the case GCSE English C grade or above is required.

Students should be willing to participate in discussions and devote time and energy into reading around the topics in their own time to help develop their understanding.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bellerive FCJ Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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