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History A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Subject Specific

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.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.