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History A Level at Bristol Free School

Course description

Everyone remembers where they were when key events occur in history. Kennedy’s assassination, the moon landings, Diana’s Death, 911 to name a few. The human race is continually making history and trying to avoid the errors of the past. History is relevant today as it helps you make sense of the world in which we live. In addition to content, you will learn essential transferable skills such as analysis, evaluation, interpretation, discussion, debating and presenting. History is widely regarded as a strong qualification for a broad range of higher education and career choices. History is ideal for students who:
- Have an interest in the way the world has developed through the ages.
- Enjoy investigation and discovery.
- Enjoy debate and putting forward a well-argued case.
- Wish to improve their analytical skills.
- Want to study a subject which encourages them to consider evidence and make up their own minds.
- Want to keep their options open.

Course content

Unit 1 Russia, 1917-91: From Lenin to Yeltsin
Unit 2 The German Democratic Republic, 1949-90
Unit 3 Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603
Unit 4 Non-exam assessment: Historical based essay

Entry requirements

Must include a B grade or above in History if studied at GCSE as well as a grade 5 or above in English Language and English Literature, and a genuine interest in History and the world around you.

Assessment

History combines well with a number of other subjects and is well regarded both by universities and employers as a qualification for a wide range of courses in Politics, Economics, English, Languages, Art History, Law, Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology or Theology. It is ideal preparation for a career in any of those areas and a plethora of others, including journalism.

Future opportunities

History combines well with a number of other subjects and is well regarded both by universities and employers as a qualification for a wide range of courses in Politics, Economics, English, Languages, Art History, Law, Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology or Theology. It is ideal preparation for a career in any of those areas and a plethora of others, including journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Free School directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2017

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