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History GCE A Level at Oriel High School

Course description

Studying History at advanced level offers chronological breadth, the opportunity to study the history of more than one state, and to engage in the deeper understanding of religious, social and ethnic diversity.
Studying History here at Oriel places a great emphasis on the discipline of history, whilst empowering students with the skills and independence required to cope with the expectations, transition and challenges of undergraduate study.
Career pathways include politics, local government, law, and archaeology. University
options could include International Studies, Media, Journalism, Politics and other
History-related degrees.

Course content

»» Back to Basics History (Oriel designed programme of study).
»» Unit 1: British Period Study and Enquiry: Britain 1930-1997 (Enquiry topic: Churchill
»» Unit 2: Non-British Period Study: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon,
»» Unit 3: Thematic Study and Historical Interpretations: Civil Rights and the USA,
»» Unit 4: Topic Based Essay (3-4000 word essay).
»» 8 hours per fortnight of taught content by experienced teachers.
»» Independent study commitment of four hours per week.

Entry requirements

Ideally a Grade B or higher in GCSE History, English or another humanities subject.



»» Units 1-3 are assessed entirely through external examinations.
»» Unit 4 is assessed internally, and then moderated externally.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years