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History - A level at City College

Course description

History is an exciting and insightful discipline and is taught to inspire a student’s curiosity of the past. We look for students to engage with our independent learning ethos.

Studying history will create an understanding of the value and significance of events in the past and gain a deeper understanding of social, religious, economic and cultural issues.

A variety of learning activities are used with a heavy emphasis on discussions, debates and individual presentations.

Course content

Year 12
England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 50% of AS and 25% of A Level

The Cold War in Europe 1941-1995, 50% of AS and 15% of A Level

Year 13
Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964, 40% of overall A Level

The French Revolution 1789-1805, 3-4000 word essay non-exam based, 20% of overall A Level

Entry requirements

C/5 in GCSE History if taken, otherwise evidence of good reading, comprehension and writing skills.


2 Final exams at the end of the 2 year course which will make up 80% of the final mark.

One coursework assignment worth 20% of the final mark.

Financial information

The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August,  in the year that the course starts

Future opportunities

A history qualification is always in demand from employers, in areas such as the Law, Journalism and Management.

History is seen as a ‘facilitating subject’ by the Russell Group Universities and therefore leaves open a wide range of courses to you for study at university.

History combines admirably with almost any other subject, giving academic rigour and credibility to your course, and the opportunity to develop key skills, especially communication, working with others and independent research.

Further information

To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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      At City College, we believe that we have a course to suit every student, whether they want to pursue a traditional A level programme with our fantastic staff, or venture into the world of work with our Pre-Apprenticeship Learning route. Our mission is to develop highly qualified and skilled young adults who achieve to the best of their ability, who are active citizens and who are fully committed to supporting both their local and the global community.

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