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History at The Bramcote College

Course description

The course we follow is designed to train you with the skills of a good historian: explaining the past, using evidence, understanding different interpretations and what makes a person or an event significant. We place a heavy emphasis on approaching the course content with a skills-based approach, which allows you to develop your critical thinking as well as developing your knowledge and understanding. We hope that the way we teach History – and the way that this course approaches History – will fuel a passion for the discipline of History beyond A-Level.

In Year 12 you will develop your explanation skills by studying The French Revolution, and also learn how to use evidence effectively by looking at British Society and War from 1900 to 1990.

In Year 13 we will look at Historical Controversies, focusing on Debates about the Holocaust and why some people claim it never happened. This will include a trip to Auschwitz in Poland. Finally, you will complete a personal study which is a maximum of 3,000 words based around Historical Significance.Over two years, you will develop many of the skills you need to be successful in life: finding evidence, assessing it, using it to explain what happened and arguing your point of view.

Finally, you will be taught by expert teachers in the topics who will provide you with all the guidance and support you need to fulfil your potential in History.

Entry requirements

5 x A*- C grades at GCSE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 May 2014

Key information

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