AS/A Level History
Advanced Learner Loan applicable
What will I learn?
During this two-year course you will gain an insight into how todays world has been shaped by the past as well as gaining a number of key academic skills to help you progress to further study.
Over the duration of the course you will become adept at asking insightful questions and thoughtfully examining research and evidence before drawing a conclusion. You will study the revolutions of England (17th century) and France (18th century), both of which involved the execution of their monarch, but you will compare how one gave rise to parliamentary democracy, while the other was the dawning of the modern age. In the second year you will have the choice to explore one of two subjects; you can explore the nature of the witch craze that took hold in the late 16th century and the changing attitudes to magic and sorcery that eventually contributed to its decline - the social, economic, political and dimensions of the phenomenon, and the intellectual changes of what is often called the Age of Reason. Or you will consider developments that have shaped contemporary America and remain a fundamental issue in US society: the changing pattern of race relations between black and white Americans, both in terms of civil rights and also broader social and cultural changes over a period that began with millions of black Americans in slavery and ended with Barack Obama as President.
The topics you will cover over the two years include:
- Rebellion, Republic and Restoration: England 1625-1688
- Impact of the Glorious Revolution
- The French Revolution
- The witch craze in Europe and America 1580-1750
- Mass media and social change 1882-2000
You will be assessed by a mixture of end of year exams and coursework units.
What could I progress on to?
History opens a wide range of doors for future study, for example in English, archaeology, media, journalism or further study in the classics.
There are a number of career opportunities available to you such as becoming an Archaeologist, a Historical researcher, a Teacher, a Museum curator, a lawyer.
There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning
Additional Course Details for 17/18
Study Year Year 1 Course code 1102 Course name A Level History Y1 Campus Study mode Start date 11/09/17 Duration 34 week (s)
Additional Course Details for 18/19
Study Year Year 1 Course code 1102 Course name A Level History Y1 Campus Study mode Start date 10/09/18 Duration 34 week (s)