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A-Level History

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

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.

 

What Does The Programme Include

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

Entry Requirements

The standard requirements for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own entry requirements, please see below:

Grade 6/​B or above in History.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieveing well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

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.

Additional Information

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

Potential Future Career

Example job roles in:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Historian

Study further degrees in:

  • History
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • 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

 

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Emily achieved A*, A, A, A* in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and her EPQ. The former Prince William School student progressed to The University of Nottingham to study Chemical Engineering.

Emily Hutchinson

 

 

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