The aim of History at A-Level is to widen students’ experience and develop qualities of perception and judgement. History enables students to learn about the past; to understand the past and through this process, come to a far better understanding of the present; History also offers students the opportunity to acquire and improve on many of the key skills which have been identified as a priority for higher education after consultation with employers.
An independent research project on any chosen theme over a period of 100 years
To follow the History course within the Sixth Form you would be expected to meet the general requirements for AS Level courses. In addition, because the subject is based on developing historical and written skills a Grade 6 or higher at (I)GCSE History and a Grade 6 in English Language is normally required.
The skills you will obtain through studying History will be useful in a number of careers and higher education options, either directly
related to History (e.g. working in museums, galleries, heritage sites, record offices and archives and teaching), or in areas such as
Journalism, Law, Libraries, National and Local Government, the Civil Service and business management.