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A Level History at Huddersfield New College

Course description

Do you have an enquiring mind, enjoy researching to help formulate your views and want to enhance highly sought-after skills that will open you up to numerous career paths? Then A Level History is for you! This engaging and interactive subject will see you explore a number of historical events and explore how these shaped life in society today. Themes you will study include:

- The rule of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I and how their rule dramatically changed religious practices between Protestantism and Catholicism

- How religious reform impacted dramatically on Tudor society including mass-uprisings and the fear of Catholic invasion

- The political evolution of Germany 1871-1991; from fledgling state, radical European democracy, Nazi dictatorship, and Cold War playground

- The impact radical political change had on key German social groups such as youth, women, and the Jewish community

- The quest for African-American equality and the figures and organisations that fought for it between the years 1909-2009

- The importance of African-American popular culture such as hip hop and all black television shows of the 1990s in combatting racist attitudes and forging a distinct African-American identity


Course content

Our History teachers are degree qualified specialists with many years of teaching experience. Our History A Level contains a fusion of Early Modern and Modern History, giving you an extra advantage when applying for university. Our teachers will help you to develop your critical thinking skills, and understand how the past has shaped the world we live in today. Students benefit from a range of support, including revision support programmes. Furthermore, students are provided with complimentary high-quality learning resources such as core topic textbooks, archival access to History Today and Philip Allan A Level History review, along with a range of organisational stationery such as lever-arch files.


Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature and grade 4 GCSE History if taken. If GCSE History is not taken, then a grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE English Literature will be essential.

General entry criteria will also apply, this is available on our website.

Future opportunities

A Level History develops your analytical, writing and debating skills, meaning it supports a huge range of university degree routes. Students progress to many routes such as History, International Relations, Philosophy, English, Archaeology, Politics, Law and Anthropology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huddersfield New College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2019
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