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A Level: History at Wreake Valley Sixth Form

Course description

The AQA A Level History qualification has been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time.  Studying History will help them to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives.

You will study Tsarist and Communist Russia (1855-1964) and the Tudors and the Church in England (1529-C1570).

In Year 13 you will also complete an Historical Investigation of 3000-3500 words on The Fight for Irish Independence (1823-1922).

The exams and coursework are completed at the end of Year 13.

Entry requirements

To join the Sixth Form there is an entry requirement of 5 good passes at GCSE (at least a  grade 4).  This must include English and Maths at a grade 4.

There are additional entry criteria for Literature, Maths, and Science subjects.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Future opportunities

Apart from being extremely enjoyable and enabling students to learn about the past, history also offers students the opportunity to acquire and improve on many of the key skills identified by employers.

Historians are able to work alone, their ideas-orientated and develop a sceptical and questioning approach to evidence. Their ability to organise and analyse a wide-range of materials and present their conclusions in a clear and objective way is appreciated by a diverse range of employers.

A History degree provides an opening for a wide range of careers e.g. Administrative and IT work, Sales, PR, Retail, and Library, Museum and Information services.  Also, of the subjects studied as first degrees by directors of the top 100 British companies, History was ranked 4th (behind Engineering, Science and Maths, and Economics).

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit the Wreake Valley Academy website or speak to your class teacher if you are a student at Wreake Valley.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 October 2018
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