Develop your ability, analyse historical events

57877 A Level History

Wakefield College
In Wakefield and High Street

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Location At 2 venues
Duration 2 Years
Start September
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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
September
High Street
Crofton, WF4 1NF, West Yorkshire, England
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September
Wakefield
Margaret Street, WF1 2DH, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
Location
High Street
Crofton, WF4 1NF, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts September
Location
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

4.8
Course rating
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Recommended
4.7
excellent
Centre rating

Reviews on this course

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Katharine Waller
5.0 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)
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Catherine Owen
4.5 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)

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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (58087)

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Anonymous
5.0 21/08/2016
What I would highlight: I chose to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that are available during and after the course which prepares you for a better future. I have particularly enjoyed learning about sports psychology because I got to find out the important of being mentally prepared when performing and I enjoyed that the teachers threats us like adults and they offered excellent support and advice when you need it. My highlights at Wakefield College are when we visited Italy as part of our course were we did a lot of fun and exciting activities like white water rafting, up-sailing etc. I also volunteered as a Football Activator which was very beneficial for me because I enhanced my communication skills, team working skills and more. On top of that I got the FA level 1 football coaching badge for free and we visited Wembley stadium for training. Over my time a Wakefield college I have made new friends and met people that will help me with my employment in the future. Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed being a student at this college and I have got to see myself develop because Wakefield College has been a springboard to push me towards my aspirations.
What could be improved: Nothing bad I can recall.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

57886 Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Studies

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Lauren Williams
4.5 12/12/2015
What I would highlight: I started doing beauty therapy in 2015, not knowing anything about it. I have gained a level 2 diploma and I intend on progressing on to doing a level 3 in beauty therapy course. Hopefully in the future with the skills I have learnt from the tutors and staff at this college I will be able to work in a salon to gain experience and eventually work for myself. I am also looking to work on cruise ships and with the qualifications I gain from these courses I am able to do so. On this course we were able to get one to one training in certain areas such as waxing, make up and dermalogica training. I really enjoy this course as we have learnt to do a lot of different treatments. The college staff are very helpful and caring and pushed me to succeed with my course. If you're looking to succeed and work hard I would suggest Wakefield College is the place for you.
What could be improved: N/A.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

58312 Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Hospitality (QCF)

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Katie Mayes
5.0 05/09/2013
What I would highlight: I’ve spent the last 3 years studying Hospitality and Catering and I have to admit it has been fantastic! I chose to study Level 3 Hospitality and Catering at Wakefield College because of the opportunities that they offer and how prepared it gets you for life after your course. The three years that I have spent at Wakefield College have been amazing. I’ve met so many new friends and some of the kindest tutors, this has given me so much confidence in myself, which has had an impact on work outside. Catering at Wakefield College allows students to take part in the college’s restaurant sector where everyone gets experience of working in a busy kitchen and a busy restaurant service.
What could be improved: Nothing bad.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

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

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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?

In other words, was Henry VII a genius king who created a dynasty his lazy son Henry VIII nearly lost? Well it's not that simple, but that is one of the questions we will ask.
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 and its allies in the 1980s is covered in detail, as is the role of the UN and other international organisations.

There is a significant focus on historical interpretation and research projects which mirror university style investigations.

Basically, did USSR leader Gorbachev bring an end to the system he was trying to save? Did the Soviet Union collapse because it couldn't build enough weapons or couldn't build enough cars?
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, slavery, the Royal Navy, Gandhi 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.

Additional information

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

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