The course is suitable for 16-19 year-old students who wish to study full-time and progress to university having recently achieved a range of GCSE qualifications. Students must have an interest in how societies and politics have developed over time, and the origins of the modern world. Students need to write well, show initiative and be prepared to discuss and debate.
GCSE grades A* - C in at least 6 academic subjects in one sitting. You must have at least a Grade B in History or a suitable subject such as English Language or Literature.
History is the study of change over time - however, is change the result of the efforts of leading individuals, or are larger social forces more important? This is one of many themes that students will study in the context of social change, such as the abolition of the slave trade in 1807, or political change, such as the unification of the many German states in 1871. We study the EdExcel syllabus: Paper 1 - (30% of A Level mark) Option 1D: Britain, c1785-c1870: democracy, protest and reform. Paper 2, (20% of A Level mark) Option 2D.2: The unification of Germany, c1840-1870. Paper 3, (30% of A Level mark) Option 37.2: Germany 1871-1990: united, divided and reunited. Paper 4 (20% of A Level mark) Coursework: Assessing the extent of Germany's responsibility for the outbreak of World War I (4000 words based on independent research, and the evaluation of the interpretations in a selection of extended historical works (defined as chapter or article length).
Assessment will be through two examinations.
6 GCSEs, with a B in History, or a suitable subject, or a 6 in English Language or English Literature, (with a minimum 5 in English Language).
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet for an interview with a member of staff.
The current textbooks are: Martin Collier, Rick Rogers, and Adam Kidson, Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Challenges to the Authority of the State in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries. Alan Farmer and Andrina Stiles, The Unification of Germany 1815-1919, third edition Hodder Education. Geoff Layton, From Kaiser to Führer: Germany 1900-45 (Access to History, Hodder Education). David Brown, Edexcel A Level History Paper 3: Germany, 1871-1990: united, divided and reunited.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
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