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History (Access To Higher Education) at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Course description

The Historical Studies module will develop your understanding of history and give you the skills and confidence necessary for the advanced study of the subject. It will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of the past through explanation and analysis and to make informed judgements of historical concepts and contexts within a specific period. You will examine a range of historical sources, consider historical controversies and produce a number of pieces of work (one of which will be a local study).

The standard is Advanced Level for university entrance so previous experience of History is helpful but not essential. You should have a reasonable standard of communication and an enthusiasm for the subject.

Course content

Unit 1

  • Historical Skills
  • Local history project

Unit 2: Level 3 – 9 Credits

  • The origins of the Second World War
  • Welfare Policy in Britain since the Industrial Revolution

Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement to QE is 5 GCSE grades at C or above including Maths or English. A good number of students study four AS Levels in their first year and to do this we require at least 3B grades and 3C grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who do not achieve these GCSE grades take fewer subjects at A Level and will be required to do resits in GCSE Maths and English if they have not already achieved a grade C in these core subjects. The College is large enough to have a very flexible timetable that allows students to take almost any combination of subjects at A Level. The advantage of this system is that we can tailor your programme to suit your needs and abilities. We give lots of advice if you decide to apply to the College.

Subject Specific

GCSE English grade C or above.


Unit 1

  • Course work assignment – local history
  • End of unit test – historical skills

Unit 2

  • Essay
  • Written examination

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015
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