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History AS/A-Level at Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What is History?

History is the analysis and interpretation of the past that enables us to study continuity and change over time.

Why study History?

History is fascinating.  We study a wide range of topics including the Tudors and Twentieth Century Germany whichshould appeal to students with an interest in political and social History. There is also an opportunity to undertakeCoursework or a Personal Study of their own choice. History is recognised by the Russell Group of universities as beinga ‘Facilitating Subject’.  This means that universities look very favourably upon History A Level when consideringapplications to degree courses.  Current A level students have found the course both interesting and helpful in thedevelopment of their analytical and communication skills.

What makes a successful History student?

A successful History student has an enquiring mind and a strong work ethic.  There is the need for extensive readingand research and an ability to express ideas clearly and analytically in written work.  Students are encouraged toparticipate fully in seminars and debates in class.

Entry requirements

To study at Hellesdon High School Sixth Form you will need: SIX GCSEs A* - C Grades will enable you to study FOUR A/S Level courses.

We would advise that a Grade B at GCSE would be a good indicator of potential for A Level but we will discuss this with you. Equally we can discuss options for individuals who may fall short of the six higher grade entry requirements.

When applying for courses you should look to study subjects that:

  • a) You have a strong interest in (and enjoyment of)
  • b) You feel you are successful at
  • c) Your Yr11 teachers have highlighted you are good at.

It may also be useful to investigate university/employment websites if you have a particular interest in following a subject forward after Sixth Form.

Subject Specific

A grade B in GCSE History and a grade B in GCSE English

Future opportunities

History provides the transferable skills needed for a broad spectrum of careers in areas such as Law,  teaching, archive and museum work, media, commerce, the civil service and tourism to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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