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History A Level at Farnham College

Course description

You should study this subject if you are interested in learning about people and the way past events have shaped the modern world.

You should also be able to think critically and develop arguments based on carefully selected evidence and have an interest in developing your communication skills.

Students achieve outstanding results through a variety of teaching and learning methods.

The course provides the opportunity to study a combination of both European and English History.

 

Course content

A thought-provoking course that has been designed to engage students with the study of history through a wide range of topics under the banner “Revolutions in Early Modern and Modern Europe”. 

The course will span two academic years and you will study the following areas, sitting an exam in each in 2017:

  • Unit 1: Breadth Study with Interpretations (30%) – Britain 1625-1701
  • Unit 2: Depth Study (20%) – Russia in Revolution, 1894-1924
  • Unit 3: Themes in Breadth (30%) – Witchcraft in England, Europe and North America, 1580-1701
  • Unit 4: Coursework (20%). 
  • The choice of your coursework topic is up to you. As long as you have an argument, enough resources to use. This is a unique opportunity to develop your passion and enthusiasm for History on your own independent piece. You could develop an idea or topic that has interested you in units 1-3 or alternatively investigate an area that has always interested you.

A thought-provoking course that has been designed to engage students with the study of history through a wide range of topics under the banner “Revolutions in Early Modern and Modern Europe”. 

The course will span two academic years and you will study the following areas, sitting an exam in each in 2017:

  • Unit 1: Breadth Study with Interpretations (30%) – Britain 1625-1701
  • Unit 2: Depth Study (20%) – Russia in Revolution, 1894-1924
  • Unit 3: Themes in Breadth (30%) – Witchcraft in England, Europe and North America, 1580-1701
  • Unit 4: Coursework (20%). 
  • The choice of your coursework topic is up to you. As long as you have an argument, enough resources to use. This is a unique opportunity to develop your passion and enthusiasm for History on your own independent piece. You could develop an idea or topic that has interested you in units 1-3 or alternatively investigate an area that has always interested you.

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English. History GCSE is not essential.

Assessment

You will sit 3 exams and submit 1 piece of coursework in their final year.

Financial information

Some costs are involved in visits undertaken during the course e.g. to the Imperial War Museum and Hampton Court Palace.

Future opportunities

Students in recent years have gone on to study politics, archaeology, business and marketing, teaching, criminology and of course a large proportion of History students choose to continue with this as a degree.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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