A Level History | Furness College
A Level History

A Level History

Through studying the history of Britain, Ireland, Europe and the US you will find out how history unfolds and the role and impact individuals have on movements and the world we live in today.

Course Content

Students will consider broad periods and topics of history based around the key theme of rebellions and civil struggle including: the Mid-Tudor Crisis, Elizabeth I and the USA – expansion west, civil war and reconstruction. There will also be an indepth study into Britain and Ireland 1798-1921 and a piece of individual research coursework.Studying A Level History will give students an expansive perspective of British, American, Irish and some European history. Lessons will be exciting with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of conflict within established states and struggles for independence against empires and crowns.





Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study history at this level, in addition to the general entry requirements, a GCSE grade 5 or better in GCSE history if you have studied history at school and/or grade 5 or better at GCSE English Language.


What opportunities will this lead to?

As well as going on to study a degree in History at university, students use the research, critical evaluation, investigation and document appraisal skills developed by studying history in a wide range of degrees and careers.

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