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History A Level at Weymouth College

Course description

History will provide you with a wide range of valuable skills. You will learn how to research and assess information and to present it either as a verbal or written report/essay. These skills are much in demand by employers and universities. The course looks at the fate of monarchies in revolution in 17th Century England and the clash of ideologies and during the Cold War.

Course content

You will learn how to research and assess information, and to present it either as a verbal or written report/essay; these skills are in high demand by employers and universities. The course looks at the fate of monarchies in revolution in 17th century England and the relationship between East and West during the Cold War and involves extensive reading. AS units • 17th century England • The Cold War in Europe 1941 – 1995; A2 units • Russia 1855-1964: you will identify, analyse and evaluate themes such as nature of government and war and its impact on society, running through the period and a Topic based essay is an independently researched essay of 3000–4000 words in length. This unit is a non-exam assessment.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs A – C including Maths and English, unless otherwise stated at interview for specific subjects requirements.

Future opportunities

History is an excellent preparation for many degree courses including law, politics and journalism. As a national curriculum subject it is especially valuable if you are thinking of a career in teaching. Equally, the material you will study would be useful if you intend to pursue a career in business, banking, the legal professions, local government and the Equally, the material you will study would be useful if you intend to pursue a career in business, banking, the legal professions, local government and the Civil Service. A study of human behaviour history is helpful for anyone who wishes to work with people. Students who completed this course went on to study degree subjects such as history, law and psychology at Universities such as Exeter, Southampton and Brighton.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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