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History at Outwood Academy Hemsworth

Course description

Duration: 2 Years

The study of History is much more than the study of the past. Its study allows for the development of fundamental skills that are transferable to any profession. Employers value the skills developed in the study of History: analysis, reading, debating, thinking, writing and assessing different sources.

Course content

What will I study

History is a thought-provoking subject which stimulates academic discussion and debate, enabling students to develop and broaden their analytical skills. You will develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented through the study of political, economic, sociological and archaeological concepts and arguments. The A Level qualification is a full-time course achieved over a two year period. 

HIS1H: Tsarist Russia, 1855-1964

HIS2M: Wars & Welfare: Britain in Transition, 196 - 1957

HIS3: Historical Investigation

(non exam assessment) "Religious hange in Tudor Times"

Entry requirements

Students hould hold a minimum of 5 A* - C GCSE grades (or the new Grades 4 - 9) including Grade C (Grade 4+) and above at GCSE in History.



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Future opportunities

History is viewed as an excellent subject for University admission. Many students go on to take this subject at Higher Education.

In terms of careers, History is useful for:- Civil Service, Intelligence work, Publishing, Politics,Archivists, Museum work, Broadcast Journalism, Marketing, P.R, Advertising, Police, Communications and Teaching.

And any job requiring a good use of English and strong analytical skills.

Further information

Students studying history at Hemsworth over the past five years have achieved excellent results - some of the best in the county. This is based on 100% attendance and hard work. We expect this to continue.

History Degrees




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: 17 October 2016
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