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A level History at Garforth Academy

Course description

History A-level will appeal to students who enjoy investigation and enquiry, debate and sharing their opinion, want to improve their analytical skills, want to study a subject which encourages them to consider the evidence and reach their own interpretation, want to keep their options open, and want to study a well-regarded academic subject.

Skills you will develop whilst studying History A-level incluse: communication, writing, presentation and debating skills, problem solving, analytical and interpretation skills, research skills, and group work skills.

Course content

You will study four options during the two years of the A-level -

  • Britain transformed, 1918-1997
  • The USA, 1920-1955: boom, bust and recovery
  • Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509
  • Coursework - this is a single assignment which will focus on an issue that has generated disagreement amongst historians. You are required to assess three interpretations of the topic in light of their wider reading on the subject area.

Studying Hisotry A-level provides an opening for a wide range of university courses and careers. Some of these will be no surprise to you: teaching, legal work and journalism. But did you know that, of the subjects studied as degrees by directors of the top 100 British companies, Hisotry was ranked 4th? It is no accident that historians frequently rise to the top of their chosen professions. Examples include: television and film (Jon Snow, Sacha Baron Cohen), journalism (Jeremy Bowen), politics (Gordon Brown, Franklin D. Roosevelt), law (Michael Mansfield QC), trade unionism (John Marks), football management (Steve Coppell), novelists (Salman Rushdie), playwrights (Alan Bennett), writers (Andrew Morton), business/commerce (Gerald Corbett, Sir John  Sainsbury).

So, with History you can aspire to be prime minister, media mogul, big-wig lawyer, top diplomat. university vice chancellor, best-selling novelist, trade union boss or business millionaire - and perhaps even, one day, monarch! (Prince Charles and Prince William).


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 including English Language.

Grade 4 in GCSE History (if taken)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2018
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