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History (AS / A Level) at Middlesbrough College

Course description

AS and A-level History has been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. History will help students to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics will provide them with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed as AS and A-level historians.

Course content

This course examines the USA, 1865-1975 and Britain, 1951-2007 with a non-British historical enquiry to bring a chronological range of at least 200 years. History goes well with almost any subject, often being taken as a fourth by Science students! A combination of humanities, social science and language subjects work well together, so you might consider taking: English Literature, English Language, Sociology, Psychology, Government and Politics, Art, Media Studies, Geography, Law and Business Studies.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE (not including equivalents) and at least a B grade in GCSE English Language. Also subject to QCA score. If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.


For the 1 year AS course there are two 1 hour 30 minute examinations. For the 2 year A-Level course there are two 2 hour 30 minute examinations and a piece of coursework.

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Most students go on to University, studying courses such as History, Law and English. There are a range of jobs that History can lead to including Teaching, Political work, Museum Work, Research and Journalism – the list is endless!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Middlesbrough College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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