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History AS Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Tsarist Russia 1855-1917 (AS)
  • Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945 (AS)
  • The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007 (A2)
  • Historical Investigation (A2)

Course content

Are you passionate about discovering how the world today has developed?

Are you interested in analysing events from the past and hoping to improve the future?

Then this is the right course for you!

A Level History brings together the study of history, culture, politics, economics, sociology and psychology. It is an exciting subject that encourages you to question events of the past and to draw your own conclusions. As part of your course you will learn about how Lenin came to power in Russia, why a large proportion of German society voted Hitler to power, the birth of the teenager in modern Britain and whether the swinging sixties really deserve that title.

History is a well-respected subject and welcomed by all universities, while the skills you learn are highly valued by employers in all career paths.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths (specified which for some courses)


You will be assessed by three exams and one piece of 3,500 word coursework.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Pursue a career in a range of areas including law, civil service, education, journalism, business, finance, intelligence work, publishing, archeology, museum work, heritage or the armed forces


Progress on to Higher Education, employment or an apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.