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History – A Level

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About the course

You’ll study the significant events and personalities of the past, building on the historical skills developed during GCSE study. You’ll refine your analytical skills, learning how to examine historical sources and communicate your knowledge. Studying two units in the first year, Germany circa 1918-89 and Spain circa 1930- 78, you’ll establish a thorough understanding of history as a discipline and carry out your own independent research in a historical enquiry worth 20% of your overall grade, the remainder is of the assessment is exam-based.

Careers and progression

Progressing to:
Degrees in history, politics, law or teaching, or jobs as a researcher, museum curator, teacher, or Government officer

Aspirational careers:
Archivist, lawyer, author, researcher, publicist, lecturer, TV or film producer


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths. If taken at GCSE, a minimum grade 4 in history. If GCSE history has not been taken, we’ll need to discuss your options with you

Additional information

Work placement opportunities:
Sunnycroft, Attingham Park, National Trust, English Heritage, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin museums

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
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