History A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
You will be interested in how and why history unfolds and in the role and impact of individuals and movements. As well as going on to study history at university, students use the research, critical evaluation, investigation and document appraisal skills developed by studying history on a broad range of degrees. You’ll study broad periods and topics of history based around the key theme of rebellions and civil struggle including: the English civil war, the USA – expansion west, civil war and reconstruction. Later on you’ll study Britain and Ireland 1798-1921 and ‘Boom and Bust USA’.
You’ll be introduced to a wide range of fascinating individuals from the history you study. In short, studying history will give you a broad perspective in aspects of British, American, Irish and some European History – there will even be an opportunity to visit France in the first year. Lessons will be exciting opportunities to explore and discuss issues of conflict within established states and struggles for independence against empires and crowns.
Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.
To study history at A level you will need to have a GCSE grade B or better in GCSE history if you have studied history at school, or a grade B or better in GCSE English if you have not. History complements skills developed in other humanities subjects but also provides an interesting balance to a science based programme.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.