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A Level: History at JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre

Course description

History is an interesting and challenging subject that analyses change and continuity in human societies. You will focus on 'Industrialisation and the People: Britain 1783 - 1885', examining developments in politics and foreign policy as well as analysing events from the point of view of ordinary people living at that time. Then you will use sources to study a period of dramatic change: 'The American Dream: Reality and Illusion 1945 - 1980'.

In Year 13 students go on to produce a historical investigation into the origins of the French Revolution and study further historical periods.

Course content

Consider History if:

  • You enjoy reading, researching and finding out about the past.
  • You are interested in analysing primary sources of evidence.
  • You're willing to debate and express your point of view. 

Entry requirements

JC6 general entry requirements, including:

  • Grade 5 or above at GCSE History OR another Humanities subject.
  • Grade 5 or above at GCSE English.


End of year written examinations and a historical investigation coursework essay.

Future opportunities

History works well with other humanities and social sciences; it also complements a wide range of other subjects, including sciences, because of the broad and adaptable skills students develop on the course.

It's a good choice for any students wanting to show employers and universities evidence of an enquiring mind, as well as the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. History is a 'facilitating' subject, accepted for a very broad range of degree courses.  

Further information

Contact Ms Beale, Head of History: for further information about this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JC6: Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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