History is a topic that allows you to access the past whilst learning about the future. It enables you to gain a detailed knowledge of engaging events, whilst teaching key skills that are admirable to employers and universities alike. In History you learn to analyse, evaluate, compare, judge, and challenge, events and people, ensuring you have transferable skills that will aid you in your future. You are able to investigate politics, societies, cultures, languages, arts, literature, sciences, and many more, all in one place. This means that there is something for everyone and it works well alongside a huge variety of other subjects. Studying as an historian opens up the past; it really allows you to search for answers and discover facts and events that are both educational and fascinating.
Duration: 2 years
Exam Board: OCR
You will complete two topics in your first year with a third topic and coursework in your second year. You will also revise in your second year for all three exams, which will take place in the summer.
Late Tutors, exam (25%)
Germany, exam ( 15%)
Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th century, exam (40%)
Topic of your choice, coursework (20%)
A Level History
People who study History go on to study a multitude of subjects and go into a variety of different job roles, including: Law, Teaching, Curating, Journalism, Museum work, Archaeology, Heritage Industry, Research, Genealogy and Policing.
Law, English Literature, Sociology, Philosophy, Fine Art, Psychology,