Wakefield College

57877 A Level History

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Typology Vocational qualification Level 3
Location Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start September
  • Vocational qualification Level 3
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
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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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Wakefield (West Yorkshire)
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Margaret Street, WF1 2DH


SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· 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 grade 9-4 (A*-C), including grade 4 in Maths and a minimum grade 5 in English Language be we strongly recommend grade 6 with good essay writing skills.

· 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

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Reviews on this course

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)
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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What you'll learn on the course

European History
British Empire
Research skills
Research skills

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Course programme

What you will study

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 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?

• Was Henry VII a genius king who created a dynasty his lazy son Henry VIII nearly lost?

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.

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 question, with previous examples including:

• To what extent were the lives of British and Indian women transformed by the colonial experience?
• To what extent was slavery in the British Empire abolished due to actions led by slaves and former slaves?
• To what extent were Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers instrumental in laying the foundations of the British Empire?
• To what extent was Gandhi the key factor in India gaining independence?

If none of the proposed questions interest you, other questions may be agreed with a senior examiner.

You will be required to research and develop an historical investigation and write a footnoted, referenced and discursive extended essay of approximately 3,500 words.

Additional information

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

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