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History A Level at The Buckingham School - A Sports College

Course description

The study of History provides a sense of the past, an awareness of the development of differing values, systems and societies and a better understanding of the present. During this course you will study a variety of complex topics covering the early Tudors, the USA in the 19th century and the ‘Witchcraze’ in the 16th and 17th centuries You will be challenged to make sense of the past using a variety of sources and to critically evaluate our view of the past.

Entry requirements

This demanding course will suit students who are prepared to put in maximum effort inside and outside the classroom. You will be well supported by your teachers but you must be prepared to ask for and follow advice. You must be highly motivated, well organised and enjoy finding answers to tough questions. 

You will be expected to form your own opinions and produce focused explanations based on a close analysis of the evidence available. You will be assessed on your ability to produce extended written answers and on your independent research. 

For A Level History students must have a C grade or above in GCSE English Language.

Future opportunities

Studying history will help you to develop skills in the modern world. History A level complements many other subjects and students could find careers in journalism, tourism, research, archivist or as an architect

Further information

Mrs C Stewart, Curriculum Leader for Humanities

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Buckingham School - A Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years