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History A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

This two year course focuses on the 15th and 16th century; a period of great change in the history of Europe. There is also an opportunity to study another historical period for the coursework unit.

Course content

  • Component 1: Breadth Study - Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469-1598 (40% of the total A level marks)
  • Component 2: Depth Study - Religious Conflict and the Church in England, c1529-c1570 (40% of the total A level marks)
  • Component 3: Historical Investigation - A personal study based on a topic of the student's choice. (20% of the total A level marks)

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained a grade B profile including either GCSE history or English language. Students who have studied history at GCSE would be at an advantage; however this is not a prerequisite for the course.

Future opportunities

History is useful for students planning to take higher-education courses in history, American studies, international relations and law. It is also recognised as important for developing research skills. History A Level develops skills that can help you to enter many careers, some of which directly relate to history but many of which do not. These include law, journalism, broadcasting, the civil service, teaching, the police force, publishing, personnel work, banking, management, social work, insurance and accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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