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History A Level at Norton College

Course description

A Level History involves the study of a wide range of time periods and countries. It is a fascinating and engaging course focusing on a range of subjects to promote the study of history.

Course content

Through the course you will learn the best about what has been written by the best academic historians, engage in debates, understand how the past has been shaped and why change happens in history. You will study some of the most pivotal moments from world history and reflect on what it tells us about the world we live in.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent: 5 A* - C.
English and Maths - C or above.
Specific - B in subject area.


Year 12 Unit 1 – The Early Tudors (25 % of grade) exam – 1 hour 30 minutes.
Year 12 Unit 2 – Russia 1894 - 1941 (15 % of grade) exam – 1 hour.
Year 13 Unit 3 – China 1839 - 1989 (40% of grade) exam - 2 hours 30 minutes.
Year 13 Unit 4 – Topic based essay (20% of grade) Coursework – 4000 word essay.

Future opportunities

History teaches you many different skills and attributes and can lead to careers in a
wide variety of professions. People with history degrees find employment in journalism, research, business and politics. Many famous politicians, prime ministers and TV broadcasters studied history at university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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