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History A Level at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Course description

Options include:

1. Britain transformed, 1918–97 – examining political, economic and social changes such as the rise of political challenge, creation of a welfare state and popular culture.
2. The USA, 1955–92; conformity and challenge – examining protest, economic, political and social changes such as civil rights, the Watergate scandal and cultural challenge.
3. The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580–c1750

Entry requirements

A student wishing to study history should preferably have a grade A or A* in GCSE history to be confident of success but certainly no less than grade B. There is no pre-requisite to have studied history at GCSE, but in this case you will need to have at least grade 6 in GCSE English.


Unit 1 and 3 are worth 30 per cent, unit 2 is worth 20 per cent. Unit 4 is a coursework assignment worth 20 per cent. Questions are set on historical enquiry, interpretation and source analysis.

Future opportunities

History is a very popular course at university and is an acceptable subject for all courses, not just those leading to an arts or humanities degree. Possible careers include journalism, archaeology, building conservation, museum and archive services, law, the Civil Service, politics, broadcasting and teaching.

Corporate graduate employers appreciate the rigorous academic skills acquired through a degree in history.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016

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