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History A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

Do you think History is boring, just about Kings and dates? Prefer a good detective story or a mystery? Then you are in for a surprise because the study of History is the greatest of detective stories! You will seek out the evidence, sort out the facts from the fiction, analyse what you have discovered, before arriving at a true understanding of what really happened. History therefore, will help you to develop the analytical and communication skills employers look for. The History department at South Cheshire strives to develop these skills through its use of innovative teaching strategies, which include investigating crime scenes, problem solving, film reconstruction and interrogating historical suspects.

Course content

The course structure is set out below. We assume you have no knowledge of these historical periods. You do not even have had to have studied History at GCSE. From 2015 the A level is a two year course however an AS exam is set at the end of year one and you take your actual A level exams at the end of year two.

  • Module 1: The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865-1975.
  • Module 2: The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007. Module 3: Historical Enquiry- A personal study: Coursework covering Russia 1801-1921.

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Future opportunities

History is a popular and established academic subject that is recognised by all institutions and bodies leading, with other A-Levels, to careers in many areas, such as Banking, Law, Nursing, Civil Service, Social Work, the Financial Sector etc. Many History students go onto Higher Education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.