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History - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

In opting for A Level History you will be part of something historic. Your course will cover a period of over 500 years that has shaped our nation and our world. You will be encouraged to study four topics that will test your skills of independent research, essay planning and writing, source analysis and evaluation.

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


AS Level – 2 exams on The Tudors and Germany

A Level – 3 exams on the Tudors, Germany, Russia and a controlled assessment on Vietnam.

Future opportunities

History is highly valued by universities as an A Level choice. History provides its student with a balanced way of looking at the world. Popular careers for History graduates include journalism, law and teaching but if you analyse some of the most famous History graduates it is clear it is a pathway for every kind of career path. A well-respected subject, it has assisted comedians like Al Murray and Sacha Baron Cohen. It has also provided a strong background for politicians such as Gordon Brown and Colin Powell. Successful business women such as Anita Roddick and Shakira have also used History degrees to prepare them for their next step to success. All these examples shown have displayed longevity in their careers and a study of the past can enable its students to understand how to be successful over time. History provides an interesting and strong degree for most careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September