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History A Level at Stanley Park High School

Course description

This course is for students who enjoy history and want to study it at a higher level. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to understand different historical themes and analyse and interpret evidence; you will have excellent writing skills and will be able to present a coherent argument.

This qualification is designed to foster the development of critical and reflective thinking with an understanding of historical topics and issues; and to encourage an awareness of the importance of historical awareness in explaining contemporary issues.

Course content

Students have the opportunity to learn the history of political, economic and social changes of British and American societies in the twentieth century as well as studying the origins of witchcraft. Coursework is to enable students to develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of interpretations of history in a chosen question, problem or issue as part of an independently researched assignment.

Britain transformed, 1918–97
Interpretation study focusing on Margaret Thatcher

The USA, 1955–92: conformity and challenge.

The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580–c1750

Topic based coursework assignment

Entry requirements

A Level - A*-C in History and A*-B in English

Future opportunities

Further study at degree level. History furnishes you with skills invaluable in the workplace, including the ability to research and analyse information and present a persuasive argument. History graduates go on to work in a range of professions, from journalism and publishing to teaching, marketing and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanley Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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