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History at The Castle School

Course description

History is an enjoyable, thought - provoking and challenging subject for anyone fascinated by the past and keen to make sense of the world today. In addition to the acquisition of knowledge, History will help you to develop and refine a range of valuable transferable skills much in demand by both universities and employers, such as essay writing, debating, research, presentation, analysis and evaluation. It is highly respected by universities keen to recruit literate, articulate and confident students and provides a useful foundation for a wide range of careers.

The course focuses on English and European History during the Early Modern Period (1400 -1650). Year 12 explores the development of the Italian Renaissance as well as the years of upheaval and uncertainty that characterised Tudor England. Year 13 deepens knowledge and understanding of the Tudor period through a study of England’s relationship with her neighbours as well as an investigation of the life and times of Oliver Cromwell. There is an expectation that students will do plenty of background reading.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE History usually expected, along with minimum grade C GCSE in English Language and English Literature. If you haven’t studied History, then a good grade in Sociology or Geography would be needed.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Castle School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years