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History A Level at The Knights Templar School

Course description

At the Knights Templar School, we aim to enhance students’ interest and enthusiasm for the past. We provide opportunities to explore significant events, people and issues, and encourage students to acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of History.

We enable students to foster and develop a range of skills including the ability to communicate their knowledge and opinions, and the ability to debate; presenting clear, concise, logical ideas and arguments which they are able to confidently support. Students will also further develop their skills of interpretation as well as the ability to evaluate usefulness and reliability when working with evidence.

History is a very well established and respected A Level which is held in high esteem by all universities. The academic rigour of the subject means that universities are confident History students will have been challenged and will have developed a range of skills. Similarly, employers have a strong respect for History as a qualification because they appreciate the demands of the subject and again the transferable skills, knowledge and understanding students will have acquired.

These include:

  • Understanding of history and development as it applies to nations and groups of people
  • Efficiency in oral and written presentation skills.
  • Detailed research skills
  • Proficient interview skills and techniques
  • Proper and accurate record keeping skills
  •  Critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • ‘Report writing’ skills

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths, for a full level 3 programme.

We expect that students have achieved a minimum of a ‘B’ grade in History at GCSE. If a potential student has not studied at History at GCSE, we would discuss their choice with them on an individual basis and we would expect them to have achieved an ‘A’ grade in their English GCSE

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years