History

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS HISTORY?
History focuses on events, periods and ideas which have had a direct impact on the world we live today.

The study of History will help broaden your historical awareness and skills.

WHY STUDY HISTORY?
Study this fascinating subject as it provides an ideal opportunity to demonstrate independent study and to hone your researching, evaluation and critical analysis skills.

These critical and sought after skills are what university admissions tutors most desire.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Examinations
French Revolution (1 hour) – 15%
Britain (1 hour 30) – 25%
Russia (2 hours 30) – 40%

Coursework
Student choice – 20%

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN HISTORY?
A degree in History is useful for many careers. Prospective employers highly rate a History degree because it indicates that a student can research a topic, gain a solid understanding and critically evaluate it.

History students have the advanced reading and writing skills that are highly sought after in many jobs.