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History A Level (OCR) at Stroud High School

Course description

History is a fascinating subject in its own right - it is about people, so if you find other people interesting, you will find history fascinating. It also helps us make sense of the modern world we live in and has an important contribution to make to life-long learning. It enables you to develop the ability to communicate clearly, synthesise and critically evaluate information - transferrable skills which provide an excellent foundation for a number of careers and which are valued by employers. Higher education institutions welcome historians onto History specific/History-related courses as well as degrees in law, journalism and business.

Course content

Unit 1: British period study and enquiry - 'From Pitt to Peel: Britain 1783/1853'

Unit 2: Non-British period study - 'The USA in the 19th Century; Westward expansion and Civil War 1803-1890'

Unit 3: Thematic study and historical interpretations - 'The Middle East 1908-2011: Ottomans to Arab Spring'

Unit 4: Non-exam assessment - Topic-based essay

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade B at GCSE level in either History or a related subject, such as RE or Geography. It is recommended you have a good Grade 6 in GCSE level English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stroud High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years