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History A Level at Bridgwater College

Course description

History is a subject for people with questioning minds; those people who are interested in challenging the accepted assumptions about cause and consequence in regard to past events.

Course content

The chief focus of the course will be on developing source analysis and extended writing skills. These skills are taught from scratch thus enabling students to take A-Level History regardless of whether they have studied it at GCSE level.

There are two possible routes to achieving an A-Level in History:

Early Modern History: Revolutions in Early Modern and Modern Europe
  • Britain, 1625-1701: Conflict, Revolution and Settlement
  • France in Revolution, 1774-99
  • Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c1780-1928
  • Coursework: An independently-researched enquiry evaluating historical interpretations
Modern History: Searching for Rights and Freedoms in the Modern World
  • In Search of the American Dream: The USA, c1917-96.
  • India, c1914-48: The Road to Independence.
  • Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c1780-1928
  • Coursework: An independently-researched enquiry evaluating historical interpretations

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs in the A* – C range, including Maths and English at grade C or above.

Students do not need to have studied GCSE History prior to entry.

Assessment

Written Examination.

Future opportunities

A good grade in A-Level History is highly valued by all university courses and all of the leading universities. A-Level History is suitable for those intending to study a wide range of subjects at undergraduate level but may be of particular value to those intending to study Politics, Law, Archaeology or English.

We have had a number of students who have successfully gained places to read History at Oxbridge as well as Russell Group universities.

A large number of History graduates have gone on to become significant figures on the world stage. These include such varied luminaries as John F. Kennedy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gordon Brown and Shakira. History graduates work in a wide variety of occupations including teaching, business, law, retail, politics and the entertainments industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 February 2016

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