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History AS / A Level at Budmouth College

Course description

One of the reasons I love history is that it forces you to travel backward in time and actually live the events that the historian is writing about. You’re compelled to experience the event from the perspective of someone from that time, that era.

What do you believe? What are your prejudices? How would you interact with the characters? What would you see? Whose side would you be on?

Course content

AS (Yr 12)

Component 1K: The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865-1920

Component 2S: The Making of Modern Britain: 1951-1979

A Level (Yr 13)

Component 1K: The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865-1975

Component 2S: The Making of Modern Britain: 1951-2007

Component 3: Historical investigation covering a minimum 100 year span – own choice of topic, however, it must start no later than 1807.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in History GCSE or Grade 5 in English Language GCSE.


AS (if taken):

• 2 Written Exams (50% each)


A Level: • 2 Written Exams (40% each)

• 1 Course Essay (20%)

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Historian; Teacher; Civil Services; Marketing; Business; Lawyer; Journalist. Recent student destinations:

Our student’s destinations:

Reading - Ancient History & Archaeology; Coventry - History; Birmingham - History; Chichester - History; Canterbury - History; Southampton - Archaeology; Winchester - Archaeology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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