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On this course, you’ll study the history of both the UK and the USA.
The UK element will largely focus around the challenge and transformation of Britain from 1851-1964.
The USA element will examine the birth of the nation and the establishment of government from 1760-1801.
The course has been specifically designed and structured to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time.
This will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives.
The engaging topics that you will study will help you to develop your independent research and discussion skills.
At A-Level, there will be an opportunity to undertake a major Historical Investigation.
By doing this, you will develop an enhanced understanding of the nature and purpose of history as a discipline and how historians work.
This will broaden your study of the past whilst having the opportunity to study a specific issue in great depth.
You will follow the AQA specification which includes the following topics:
Some of the indicative content you will study includes:
Your skills and knowledge will be assessed in a variety of different ways:
History is a highly academic and well respected A-Level. Students that study History develop life-long skills that are absolutely invaluable in the world of work.
By the end of this course you will have learned to evaluate and analyse information, work independently, weigh-up evidence and communicate complex ideas effectively.
All these skills are recognised and valued by employers and universities, giving you a wide choice of degree and career opportunities to explore.
Typical careers following the study of history include:
You will need to achieve 6 grade 6 GCSEs to study A Levels at Gateshead College.
If you do not meet this profile please still come to an enrolment event to discuss all your options with a member of the A Level Team.
An interview is also required.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
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