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A Level History at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

The most important reasons to choose History are because you enjoy the subject, you find it fun and interesting and it is something that you want to do. It can also be challenging, but if you are in doubt and want some more guidance here are some other reasons to consider for taking this noble subject.

Assessment

Unit 1: British period study and enquiry. The Early Tudors—Mid Tudor Crises. Y106. 25% of total A Level.

Unit 2: Non-British period study. Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany Y221.

Unit 3: Thematic Study and Historical Interpretations. The Renaissance 1400- 1600. Y305.

Non exam assessment. 3000-4000 word essay. Y100/63/04.

Future opportunities

History is a multi-skilled subject that has many transferable skills useful for any job in the future. Jobs requiring research and analysis to generate an informed judgement (which constitutes all the top jobs you can think of) can benefit from the study of history. But there are some jobs that studying history is extremely helpful for:
- Gordon Brown a former British Prime Minister - has PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh.
- Michael White, Assistant Editor of the Guardian - studied History at UCL.
- Anita Roddick, founder of the Body shop - studied History at Bath University.
- Sacha Baron Cohen, creator of Ali G, Borat and Bruno - studied History at Oxford.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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