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We offer a choice of two A-level courses:
- Modern (19th and 20th century) history, focusing mainly on Britain, Russia and Germany and
- Early modern (16th and 17th century) history focusing mainly on England, France and Spain
We aim to:
- develop your understanding of how and why societies change
- stimulate your thinking and your powers of analysis
- develop your ability to express your views on a range of questions
You will experience a wide range of teaching and learning approaches during the course and you will develop important academic and career skills: research, analysis, synopsis, argument and synthesis. The A2 will include a coursework element.
No previous knowledge of history is assumed, although a GCSE in history can be helpful. What is essential is a lively interest in your work and a willingness to read widely and engage in your own research.
History combines well with all other arts and social science subjects but many students also take history alongside the sciences and mathematics. It is a considered keystone academic subject by universities and is a recognised route into a wide range of careers, notably journalism, the law, business and the civil service.