History A Level
Examination Board: OCR/Edexcel/AQA (different schools offer different boards)
Why should you take history?
- History is an academic subject that is highly regarded by university admissions tutors.
- It is particularly appropriate for students interested in law, journalism and other careers which require the ability to critically evaluate evidence, make decisions and present an argument.
- A Level students have enjoyed visits to Berlin, Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey, British Library, the London School of Economics and Hatfield House to help in their studies.
Who should take this course?
- Students who enjoy challenge, thinking for themselves, discussion and arguments
- It is particularly appropriate for students considering studying Law, journalism and other careers which require the ability to critically evaluate evidence make decisions and present information.
- History allows you to keep your options open whilst also helping you gain skills that are relevant to a range of careers.
- For example; Law, Journalism, Civil Service, Politics, Teaching, Museums, Police, Film and TV
What skills do you need?
- You will need to be able to write well, being able to construct a well-balanced essay, select relevant evidence and evaluate this.
- You will be encouraged to read widely to further your understanding.
- You will look at historical interpretations and be given the opportunity to develop your own analysis and interpretation.
- You will need to have self-discipline and application.