History: A Level

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What will I learn?

The course is intended to build on knowledge, understanding and skills established at GCSE.
A-level History is designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. The qualifications will help them to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives.
The engaging topics available to them throughout the course will provide them with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed as A-level historians.
We have chosen the following AQA units:
· The Tudors: England, 1485–1603
· Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945.
The third component is Historical Investigation. This will be independently researched and written by the student and based on a study of their choice involving a question spanning 100 years.

Where will it take me?

Students who successfully complete A-level History will have gained skills highly valued by employers, such as analytical and critical reasoning, oral and written communication and research skills.
A history qualification is a good launch pad for a wide range of careers, including law, the public sector, business management and finance.