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History A Level at The Bishop Wand Church of England School

Course description

Do you enjoy thinking critically? Do you enjoy baffling your peers with the strength of your arguments? Do you want to take a subject with excellent employability and University relevance?

Then History at A Level is the subject for you!

Course content

Unit 1: Britain 1485-1603 (The early and later Tudors)

Unit 2: The Collapse of Communism 1953 - 2000

Unit 3: Independent study / coursework – The USA c.1865 - 1965

Entry requirements

GCSE History B/C and English 4/5


Two exams worth 40% each and 20% coursework.
All Units are assessed by written examinations, which offer a combination of documents and essay questions. Unit 3 will be an extended piece of writing for an individual study.

Future opportunities

A degree in History may be used directly as in teaching or to gain entry to professions such as archaeology, architecture, broadcasting, civil service, Diplomatic Service, economics, educational administration, environmental work, journalism, law, town planning and political research.

Further information

Research original documents at the National Archives Office and University Libraries. Visits to places of historical significance such as Hampton Court.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop Wand Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016

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