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Modern History GCE A Level at Greenhead College

Course description

The best reason for taking a history course is that the past fascinates you and you enjoy studying it. 

This subject is linear with examinations at the end of the two year course.

Course content

You will have the chance to learn a great deal about aspects of the past that you have not encountered before, as well as deepening your knowledge of things you are already familiar with.  Modern History students study the political, social and economic aspects of British History in the 1900s and Russia from 1855-1964.  Students are also given the opportunity to go on study visits to Belgium, the Somme and Berlin, or the USA, as well sites in England.

Course Structure

Year 1:

Module 1: Tsarist Russia 1855-1917

Module 2: Britain 1906-1929

Year 2:

Module 3: The Soviet Union 1917-1964

Module 4: Britain, 1929-1957

Module 5: Personal Study

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 12 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a GCSE grade 4 or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics.

To access a three A Level programme a student must achieve a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Students who achieve a grade 8/9 profile at GCSE will be offered the opportunity to study for four A Levels.

To study History, students must achieve a minimum of grade 5 at GCSE History (if taken) or grade 5 in English Language

Future opportunities

Historians are trained in clear thinking, diligence and the ability to understand people and situations in the world at large. Employers are well aware of the versatility of historians. There are numerous careers where history is an important qualification including such professions as Accountancy, Librarianship, Banking and Commerce, Law, Publishing, Museums and Art Galleries and a wide variety of social work. Many historians also enter the business world through management training schemes operated by national companies in retailing, marketing and selling, computing and personnel work. Others go into administrative careers in the civil and local government services as well as in the private sector.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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