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History A Level

Level 3 - Advanced

History A Level

If you have an interest in the past and want to understand about our culture and heritage then this course will appeal to you.

By being better informed about the past, it does enable us to better understand the present. Moreover, many of the international issues of today have their origins deep in the past.

You will be studying the OCR exam board specification in A Level History, in Year 1 covering historical periods such as Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, and topics such as ‘The Challenge of German Nationalism’, which examines how Germany became a nation and how events shaped the course of its history.

In Year 2 you will focus on Germany 1919-63 (developing further understanding of the historical foundations that would lead to Germany becoming a prominent industrial, economic and political force in modern Europe, in addition to a Non-Exam Assessed/Coursework unit where you will have free choice in pursuing your own historical passions.



Sutton Coldfield College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 34 Weeks

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in academic subjects including GCSE maths, and a grade 6 or above in English Language.

This two-year course is principally assessed by written examination at the end of two years of study, but does also include a Non-Exam Assessed (Coursework) Component.

History is a subject highly regarded by both universities and employers. The critical analysis skills that you will develop in your study of history can enable progression into a wide variety of careers such as law, journalism and the media, marketing and business, management and teaching, as well as more specialist occupations such as archaeology, historical research and museum curation.

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