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History A Level at Eaton Bank Academy

Course description

A Level History provides the opportunity to study History in greater depth than you have ever done before; to really explore the people, ideas and events that have shaped our world. During your studies you will develop your historical knowledge, skills and understanding through exploring a range of significant events, individuals and issues, and a range of historical perspectives. You will develop and apply your understanding of historical concepts including causation, change and continuity, interpretation and significance. Through your studies you will also develop the techniques of critical thinking in a historical context and the skills necessary to analyse and solve historical problems. You will also develop the ability to communicate historical arguments and conclusions clearly and succinctly with reference to appropriate historical terminology.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a grade B in GCSE History to be able to study A Level History. You will also need to be self-disciplined enough to read around subject areas, making notes as you go, and be willing to work hard.


British period study and enquiry.
Unit Y136: England 1485 –1558: the Early Tudors
25%, 1hr 30 min exam.
Non-British period study.
Unit Y216: The USA in the 19th
Century: Westward expansion and the Civil War
15%, 1 hour exam.
Thematic study over a period of 100 years, and a study of interpretations that arise from this.
Y319 Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992
40%, 2hr 30 min exam.
Coursework –a personal and independent study of the students’ choice.
3000–4000 word essay

Future opportunities

This is one of the most respected academic A-levels available and is highly rated by Russell Group Universities. History graduates work in a variety of professional fields, including law, accountancy, the civil service, the Foreign Office, the BBC, teaching and politics. History gives you vital research and interpretation skills that are recognised by employers and universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eaton Bank Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2018

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