History A Level

A thought-provoking course that has been designed to engage you with the study of history through a wide range of topics under the banner “Revolutions in Early Modern and Modern Europe”.

The course will span two academic years and you will study the following areas:

  • Unit 1 Britain 1851 – 1964
  • Unit 2 Germany 1918 – 1945
  • Unit 3 Coursework

The choice of coursework is up to you, but it must span about 100 years and must start no later than 1764. You need to have an argument and enough resources to use. This is a unique opportunity to develop your passion and enthusiasm for History at your pace.

The choice of your coursework topic is up to you. As long as you have an argument, enough resources to use. This is a unique opportunity to develop your passion and enthusiasm for History on your own independent piece. You could develop an idea or topic that has interested you in units 1–3 or alternatively investigate an area that has always interested you.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

You should study this subject if you are interested in learning about people and the way past events have shaped the modern world. You should also be able to think critically and develop arguments based on carefully selected evidence and have an interest in developing your communication skills.

Students achieve outstanding results through a variety of teaching and learning methods. The course provides the opportunity to study a combination of both European and English History.

Specialist Academic Skills

  • Essay Writing
  • Source Analysis
  • Evaluation of Interpretations
  • Reading
  • Wider Reading
  • Use of historians

Essential Skills for Progression

  • Development of English Language Skills
  • Understanding and Interpreting
  • Considering a range of interpretations
  • Analysis skills

Subject Specific Enrichment

  • Imperial War Museum
  • Tower of London

You will experience a variety of learning methods including class discussions, extended reading, research and external visits as well as developing a wide range of skills relevant to university and your future career. Homework: This is a rigorous course which is both rewarding and challenging, homework will be set regularly and additional reading is a must.

Students in recent years have gone on to study politics, archaeology, business and marketing, teaching, criminology and of course a large proportion of History students choose to continue with this as a degree.

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) and above, including Maths and English Language.

Some costs are involved in visits undertaken during the course e.g. to the Imperial War Museum and Hampton Court Palace.

Why Farnham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education

  • 65+

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