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History A-level

This humanities subject is a good choice if your chosen career will require good written and verbal communication. Apart from increasing your knowledge this course will help develop your research skills. You will need to read source material, draw out inferences, make connections and argue a case. You will be taught a range of historic areas of study from our experienced staff.

The course involves a number of historical trips including some overseas. We also work in partnership with local charities. Opportunities include teaching English to the families of ex-Gurkhas with SSAFA Forces Help and fundraising for a memorial with The Trooper Potts VC Trust.

This course can be studied as part of the Arts Pathway and the Humanities Pathway.

What do I learn?
Whilst studying the History AS level you will learn about Britain and Europe during the 20th Century. The particular focus will be upon decolonisation and Africa, plus Britain’s relations with India.

Your study will include the following
• unit 1: Britain, the scramble for Africa and retreat from empire decolonisation 1957-1981
• unit 2: Britain and the nationalist challenge in India
• unit 3: A world divided: Superpower relations 1944-1990
• unit 4: The Middle East and the Arab Israeli conflict, 1900-2001 (compulsory coursework unit).

You will learn through a range of enjoyable and interesting activities and areas of study. The assessment will be mainly through timed examinations with coursework in the second year.
What do I gain?
Your History AS level can be a stand-alone qualification or lead on to A2 study. Your study may involve an overseas residential trip to places of historical interest. You will explore local historical sites and view historical manuscripts.

You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a group tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets. There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A level students progress successfully to higher education.

There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.
What do I need?
Minimum six academic GCSEs at A*-C (4) including English Language and Maths but excluding PE, Dance, Catering i.e. subjects with a large practical component.

For this subject you will also need Minimum grade 5 in GCSE English (either Lang or Lit).
What can I do next?
You could progress on to higher level study including politics, international relations, archaeology and anthropology degree courses, or seek employment in roles such as a researcher or data analyst.
What else do I need to know?
For more information on International entries, please contact international@activatelearning.ac.uk.

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2SFALVL14R Full-time Kings Road, Reading


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Start Date :

Monday 03 September 2018

End Date :

Wednesday 24 June 2020
2 Years 16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £40.00
19 to 23 Concession EU tuition fee : £40.00
24+ Loan EU tuition fee : £1,987.00

Please note - Fees may be subject to change