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HISTORY A Level 3 at Dover Grammar School for Girls

Course description

The A Level History course will involve the study of History in breadth and depth.

The periods covered include Spain in the Age of Discovery (1469 - 1598) and Charles I and the English Revolution.

There will also be a coursework element focusing on the American Civil Rights era.


Course content

Teaching of the modules is shared within the department.  Lessons include formal teaching, written work, discussion and the use of a variety of different source material: documents, photographs, DVDs and the Sixth Form History library.  Visits are arranged as appropriate and visiting speakers may come into school.  Coursework is undertaken as appropriate.

Entry requirements

  • The minimum requirement is three 6 and three others at a 5
  • At least a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics
  • You will require a grade 6 or above in most subjects you wish to study at A Level
  • To study Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages or a Science subject you will require a 7 or above
  • To study Economics a grade 7 or above in Mathematics is required and a grade 6 or above in Business or a related subject
  • Students may be able to study a Science subject with a 6 but their 4th option choice must be STEM Access forming part of your Personal Enrichment Pathway
  • For Further Mathematics you will need an 8 or 9 and this will be your 4th A Level subject
  • Photography will also be offered as a 4th A Level option
  • Short courses count as half a GCSE
  • You will need a positive attitude in your chosen subjects and a respect for the school aims, objectives and ethos
  • Commitment to the expectations of the Sixth Form and your school community
  • If you did not take History, then the Subject Leader will review your English GCSE grades where the preferred minimum grade would be a 7 or 8

Future opportunities

A Level History is required to study History or Archaeology at university but because is sharpens the critical faculties, it is invaluable in preparation for careers in Law, the Diplomatic or Civil Service, Politics and Medicine.  It is also highly regarded as an A Level in the areas of Journalism and Media, Management and Finance.

A Level History combines well with many other subjects, especially English.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 21 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next January
  • Duration: 2 years