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History A Level at Greenford High School

Course description

A Level History is about mastering historical skills. The skills of analysis, source interrogation and essay writing. At AS students will complete two exam based units. Unit 1 is on the War of the Roses and Unit 2 on Henry VIII. At A2 there are two further units, one examined and one coursework. Unit 3 is on Superpower Relations 1945-1990 (The Cold War).  Unit 4 is a piece of independent coursework on The Making of Modern Russia. Both Units 1 and 2 at AS and 3 and 4 A2 are intended to compliment and support one another whilst the split between Early Modern and Modern History provides a breadth of historical study that is good preparation for University.

Entry requirements

Students must have a grade B or above in GCSE History.

If no History then :
B in either English Language or English Literature
And a
B in another Humanities subject: Geography , RE, Classiscs
Or
5 good passes in academic subjects (not including creative subjects or Btec)

Final acceptance on the course is subject to meeting with the Head of Department to discuss their reasons for wanting to study History.

Future opportunities

Students can go to university with an A level in History. History is good preparation for  jobs including Law, Journalism, Banking, The Civil Service, Business, Accounting and Teaching. History is highly valued by universities, in particular by the Russel Group. It is viewed as a traditional and academically rigorous course that provides students with a wide range of  transferrable skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greenford High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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