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History A level at St Dominic's Sixth Form College

Course description

The Humanities Department delivers AS and A2 courses in History. The success rate is outstanding and every year a considerable number of students go on to study related degree courses.  All of the subjects are increasing in popularity both at A level and undergraduate level. 

Course content

A level History (AQA linear)

  • Component 1 (1H): Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1917 (Year 1) and 1917-1964 (Year 2)
  • Component 2 (2S): The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-1979 (Year 1) and 1979-2007 (Year 2)
  • Component 3:          Historical Investigation (non-exam assessment), Origins of the French Revolution

Entry requirements

7 GCSEs at C or above, including Englsh Language and History

Grade B in GCSE English language if GCSE history was not taken

Future opportunities

Courses in Humanities are extremely well-respected and act as a springboard to higher education for a wide range of courses such as Media and Journalism, International Relations, Development Studies, Law and Teaching. They also compliment Medicine and Dentistry, demonstrating strong analytical and communication skills. Many students from St Dominic’s have gone on to study Humanities subjects at Oxford or Cambridge University.

Further information

The Department offers a wide range of enrichment activities to students. These include a trip to Paris for History students and outings to Parliament, the Supreme Court and local exhibits for the department more broadly.  The Humanities department also contributes heavily to the college’s debating society and provides support for those students hoping to study at Oxbridge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Dominic's Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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