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History at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

A popular and successful option for those with a genuine interest in History. History is a widely respected academic A Level that equips you with the essential analytical and evaluative skills and the ability to carry out independent research and study. The study of History at A Level is looked upon favourably by both universities and employers.

Course content

At AS Level you will be given the opportunity to study Britain, 1625 - 1642: the Failure of Absolutism and a European element looking at Totalitarian Ideologies, focusing on Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. At A2 you will have the option to carry on whichever topic interested you at AS Level, or try something completely new, such as the Tudors. There will also be be two coursework options, either Tudor Rebellions or the Holocaust.

Entry requirements

B grade at GCSE in History. C grade in Mathematics. B grade in English.

Future opportunities

History offers a platform to a wide variety of careers: Law, journalism, broadcasting, mass media, teaching and the civil service to name a few. More than this, it offers a broad range of skills that can be applied to almost any university course or career path. You will learn to examine evidence, to argue logically and explicitly. You will be offered the chance to present your opinions through a variety of mediums whether written or verbal. As more people choose joint or combined honour degrees at university, History becomes a viable option for anyone to study beyond traditional school life. The literacy skills required are transferable in virtually every other subject and the possibility of periods to study is endless.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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  • Start date: Next September

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