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History A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

The History course encourages the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of historical sources, the use of a range of historical concepts, and the development of clear, concise and logical arguments substantiated by relevant evidence. A trip to Russia is organised. There is the possibility of a trip to enrich the curriculum and widen historical knowledge and understanding, we encourage students to share with us the places that interest them.

Course content

Component 1: Breadth Study: The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations. Industrialisation and the people: Britain, c1783–1885 This option allows students to study change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period.

Component 2: Depth Study: The study in depth of a period of major historical change or development and associated primary evidence. The Cold War, c1945–1991 This option provides for the study in depth of the evolving course of international relations during an era of tension between communist and capitalist powers which threatened nuclear Armageddon.

Component 3: Historical Investigation.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language B or better
GCSE History B or better

Future opportunities

History at AS and A Level is a strong academic qualification highly respected by colleges, universities and employers. Skills developed by studying History such as empathy, analysis, argument, logic, research and reasoning are excellent stepping-stones to a wealth of higher education courses and employment such as;
Degrees in history, archaeology, journalism, politics, philosophy, accountancy, economics, sociology, law. Careers in law, accountancy, teaching, lecturing, research, heritage, social work, social care, nursing, archivist, theatre, journalism, TV, films and business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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