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History at New Mills School and Sixth Form

Course description

History is one of the most highly regarded A-Level courses and is accepted as a good qualification by top universities. At A-Level, studying History develops critical and analytical skills, as well as encouraging students to research issues thoroughly and efficiently, being able to do this is vital to success in many academic courses and many professions. Historians also acquire the ability to forge material into convincing and supported arguments which can help in all kinds of careers including Law, Politics and working in Joumalism.

Studying History requires students to develop excellent literacy skills and this really helps them to perform better in a range of other subjects, it also makes them far capable of producing effective applications for employment and for higher education. In addition to this, they make brilliant communicators in the world of work. 


Course content

The A-Level course will help students to understand the modem world, with sections on British 20th century history, which will help explain the political and economic landscape of Britain today. There will be plenty of discussion about the development of political parties and the role of modern govemment, as well as the chance to get to grips with economic issues and social changes.

Students will also study the wider world through modules on the British Empire and on the history of Ireland. These modules offer plenty of perspective on issues that are still troubling the world community, such as the situation in Iraq and Syria.

The course will offer lots of opportunity for pursuing individual interests and for honing debating skills. We will encourage students to think for themselves and to learn how to evaluate different opinions and ideas in the light of their ever increasing knowledge. The History course really offers the chance to understand our place in the world. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New Mills School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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