Practical Vs Theory
Investigate key periods in modern history and develop your passion for the past. Explore topics such as 20th century, British; American; European 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. There may be the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic to develop your understanding of the past through real experiences.
The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College 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 additional entry requirements, please see below:
Minimum grade 6/B in History GCSE
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.
Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you 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 subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑subject to availability
- Moving you between A‑Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard — subject to availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practice 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.
You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study.
Unfortunately we cannot accept students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.
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You will study the following units:
- Britain Transformed, 1918 – 97 including -
- A changing political and economic environment, 1918 – 79
- Creating a welfare state, 1918 – 79
- Society in transition 1918 – 79
- Changing quality of life 1918 – 79
- What impact did Thatcher’s governments (1979−90) have on Britain 1979 – 97
- American History 1955 — 1992 — conformity and challenge -
- Affluence and conformity, 1955 – 63
- Protest and Reaction, 1963 – 72
- Social and political change, 1973 – 80
- Republican dominance and its opponents, 1981 – 92
- The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1500-c1750
- Aspects in breadth: Challenges to the witch craze, c1580-c1750
- Aspects in depth: Persecuting witchesc1590-c1693
- The Causes of the Cold War
With amazing support from my tutors, in particular Paul Donschak, I achieved A*, A, A. Paul’s passion has inspired me to continue to study Physics at the University of Nottingham.