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GCE A Level in History

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

A serious study of the past has been at the centre of human enquiry since the Ancient Greeks and it remains vital in helping the 21st Century world understand where it has come from and how to address the problems it faces. The study of History, not only involves the reconstruction and interpretation of the past, but the development of the critical skills necessary to unlocking its secrets and explaining them to others. At Cardinal Newman we offer a range of A Levels in History including; Modern History, Early Modern History and Classics: Ancient History. Early Modern History: The study of Early Modern History will allow you to delve into 15th and 16th Century England and Spain at a time of great upheaval, conflict and change. The external exams involve a mixture of essay writing and the evaluation of contemporary source material, whilst the Non-Examined Assessment allows you to develop your investigative and research skills. Modern History: The Modern History A Level is split into three components. You will study both the British Empire and the Cold War, giving you the opportunity to experience a variety of topics that relate to both British and World history. In the second year you will also complete an independent historical investigation covering a period of approximately 100 years of American history.

3. Entry requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

7. Other dates or venues

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