57877 A Level History

Wakefield College
In Wakefield
  • Wakefield College

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Not only am I doing A Levels but I am also a member of the student run newsletter, The College Scribbler. We write articles on the things we think students need to know, or would like to, as well as drawing attention to college events. Because ...

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Important information

  • A Level
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
    September 2017
Description

This course will allow you to study the History of the modern world both in breadth and in depth. It will also develop your ability to think critically, analyse the nature of historical events, discuss and debate from an informed standpoint and conduct independent research.

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Where and when

Starts Location Timetable
Sep-2017
Wakefield
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The objectives of this course is to study the History of modern world both in breadth and in depth as this will develop your ability to think critically, analyse the nature of historical events, discuss and debate from an informed standpoint and conduct independent research.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is intended for those who are interested in studying the History of the modern world both in breadth and in depth.

· Requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language and Maths PLUS Recommended grade B (or new grade 6), in English

· Qualification

A Level History.

· What marks this course apart?

90% of our students go onto University many of them studying for a degree in one of the Social Sciences. About a quarter take a History degree or combined degree including History.

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate Course Information leaflet and application form will be sent out shortly

Opinions

K

06/07/2016
What I would highlight Not only am I doing A Levels but I am also a member of the student run newsletter, The College Scribbler. We write articles on the things we think students need to know, or would like to, as well as drawing attention to college events. Because it is student led the content, layout, font, everything is down to us.

What could be improved N/A.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
C

21/05/2016
What I would highlight My tutors are amazing! They are really supportive of me and whenever I’m having difficulty with something they will sit down and try to work through whatever it is with me. It’s the same with any member of staff in college that I work with. They’re all really supportive and I know I couldn’t manage everything I do both in and out of class without the support that college offer me. Outside of the classroom I’m involved in both the student magazine (The College Scribbler) and the Students Union as an elected officer. Being involved in both has taught me numerous skills that I can take forward with me for the future. They have also boosted my confidence as I’ve had to get out of that dreaded comfort zone and go out and do new things and go new places.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

British Empire
University
International
Interpretation
History
Maths
English
Research skills
Teamwork
European History

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Faculty General
Faculty General
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Course programme

What you will study

A Level

Tudors: England, 1485–1603

This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and
consequence in this period through the following key questions:

* How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the powers of the monarchy?
* To what extent and why was power more widely shared during this period?
* Why and with what results were there so many changes to the Church and religious practice?
* How serious a threat was posed to Tudor monarchs by opposition and rebellion?
* How far and why were England’s relations with foreign powers changed?
* How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how were they affected by
developments?

The Cold War 1945-1991

This unit will develop your understanding of international conflicts and alliances that have shaped the modern world. You will study key events such as the Yalta Conference, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the SALT talks, the reasons for the start of the Cold War and its escalation. The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s is covered in detail, together with the consequences of that collapse, such as the subsequent conflicts in Afghanistan and the Balkans. There is a significant focus on historical interpretation and research projects, which mirror university style investigations, will be part of the course. The final mark for the course is based on an exam at the end of Year 2.

Independent Historical Enquiry

For this unit you will draw from a range of questions, or write one of your own, relating to Imperialism. Most students will choose a British Empire related issue, for example, racism in the BE, the Royal Navy, British Empire and Indian Independence, though other questions may be agreed with the senior examiner. You will be required to research and develop an historical investigation and write a footnoted, referenced and discursive extended essay of 3,500 words. This is excellent preparation for the type of work you will undertake at university.

Additional information

Please call us on 01924 789111 so we can discuss further details