Investigate key periods in modern history and develop your passion for the past. Explore topics such as 20th century American History, British History and The Cold War.

You will study:

  • British History 1918 – 1990
  • The Thatcher Years
  • American History 1918 – 1955
  • American Society and the economic boom
  • The Jazz Age
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Causes of the Cold War
  • Poverty, Public Health and the State 1780 – 1939

This course is approximately 80% exam and 20% coursework.

You will work with primary sources in all units of this A Level to develop your skills as a conscientious Historian. Regular visits to the Houses of Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and Victorian Workhouses will develop your understanding of the past through real experiences.

Example job roles in:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Business Executive

Study further degrees in:

  • History
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business

 

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year.

During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks.

Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

You will be able to take part in visits to supplement your understanding.

*APS Calculator:

The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSEs taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

APS of 40* and 5 GCSEs at grades 5/C or above including English, history or another humanities subject at grade 6/B or above.

*APS Calculator:

The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSEs taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

For Admission

Department : A Levels
Level : Level 3
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 2 Years Full Time
Course Code : ALHISAP

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