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History A level at The Holy Cross School

Course description

"Study the past if you would divine the future." Confucius

History is a fascinating subject which gives us a greater understanding of the world in which we live. Studying history broadens the mind and gives you valuable skills. History is a firm foundation for many academic courses and career choices. It is widely respected by universities and employers as a discipline which promotes independent thinking, research skills and the ability to present a logical argument.

History offers progression to a diverse range of careers including Teaching, Journalism, Law, Accountancy, Diplomatic Service, Media, Police, Local Government, Retail, Marketing, Social Work and Management.

Course content

Component 1: Breadth Study – The Tudors: England 1485-1603

Component 2: Depth Study – Democracy & Nazism: Germany 1918-1945

Component 3: Historical Investigation - Witchcraft, 1560-1660: England & Europe 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in History and GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language or Literature. GCSE History recommended, not essential


Two written examinations both 2 hrs 30 mins (80%) and an Historical Investigation 3000-3500 words (20%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Cross School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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