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History at King Charles I School

Course description

History at A level offers an extension of areas studied at GCSE, including dictatorships and the Cold War but also an investigation into the history of countries we haven’t studied before.

* Learning about people - how they interact, the motives and emotions that can tear people apart into rival factions or help them to work together for a common cause (useful knowledge for team building at work!)

* Learning about countries, societies and cultures - so many of today’s conflicts and alliances have their roots in the past; how can you negotiate with, trade successfully with, or report on a country if you know nothing of its history?

* Learning to locate and sift facts - to identify truth and recognise myth, propaganda and downright lies (useful in every aspect of life!)

* Presenting what you’ve learned in a way that makes sense to others - whether in graphs, essays or illustrated reports - and having the confidence to defend your findings.

Entry requirements

It would be desirable to have attained a grade C in GCSE History but students who have a grade B or better in GCSE English would be welcomed.

Anyone with a keen interest in History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Charles I School directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years