History has rightly been described as an ‘argument without end’. It offers no fixed answers but some insight into what it is to be a human being and real training in logical thought, data-handling and the attractive expression of ideas.
Are there any recommendations for entry to this course?
Students who study this subject will normally achieve a grade 6 or above in GCSE History.
What will I study?
In this exciting specification you will become closely familiar with a range of historical events which have helped to shape the modern world as it exists today. You will look at the contexts and reasons for decisions made in the past and how those influence decisions of the future. This subject will help you to think critically and to argue and reason, using a range of source documents upon which you will base your evidence.
Units studied will be:
Unit 1 – Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603–1702
Unit 2 – Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953
Unit 3 – NEA: US Civil Rights 1863-1963
How will I be assessed?
Unit 1 – 2hr 30 mins – 40% of A Level
Unit 2 – 2hr 30 mins – 40% of A Level
Unit 3 – Is an independently researched enquiry requiring you to analyse and evaluate historical interpretations – 20% of A Level
What can study of this subject lead to?
History is very highly regarded by universities as an entry subject. Many students go on to study it further, but it also forms a basis for courses in such areas as Law, Journalism, Finance, Business, Management and Museum/ Archive work. History graduates are highly employable because of their skills in analysis, argument and reasoning.