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History A Level at Whitley Academy

Course description

A Level History offers students an opportunity to assess some of the most significant events, people and processes in History. Students will learn about the past in a variety of ways, from the traditional methods of note taking and writing essays to more collaborative work such as debates and presentations. Throughout the course students will be expected to analyse the events of the past, evaluate a variety of opinions about what happened as well as suggest and defend their own interpretation.

Course content

In Year 12 students study two assessment units:
  • Unit 1 Russia 1881-1953
  • Unit 2 Poverty, Public Health & Growth of Government 1830-1875
In Year 13 two additional units are studied:
  • Unit 3 America 1917—1954 Hope, Depression, Superpower
  • Unit 4 Project Crime and Punishment in Britain 1830-1965

Entry requirements

A Grade C History and Grade C English Literature.

Entry Requirements in Year 1
At least a D grade in AS examinations.


Future opportunities

History is the second most favoured degree by employers. Students of History can aspire to a wide range of professional and managerial careers including law, accountancy and management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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