What will I be studying?
In the AS course we look at Russian History between 1855 and 1917 including the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the American Civil Rights movement in the 1950's and 1960's and key individuals such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
At A2 we look at Britain between 1918 and 1964 and complete a personal study on the Middle East between 1895 and 2000.
What does this subject involve?
There will be lots of discussion of key points. Short answer work and essays.
What skills or qualities will I need?
An interest in the subject
An inquiring and lively mind
An enjoyment of discussion and debate
An ability to express yourself well in discussion and on paper
You do not need to have studied History at GCSE but we would recommend a good GCSE grade in an essay writing subject.
History A level is useful for careers in:
accountancy, law, banking and finance, business, civil service, human resources, management, journalism, medicine, politics, television and radio.