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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The History course will give you a wealth of skills which are valued by employers and higher education institutions alike.  History is a very well respected subject and discipline.  It will leave you questioning and analysing the world around you, as well as allowing you to come to substantiated judgments which are evidence based, yet unique in their own right.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/equivalent or above including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a Pass grade or above in your first year.

If you have already studied History at GCSE, we would expect to see a strong grade profile. However, it is not essential to have studied History previously to access this course.

 

Course Content

The new History syllabus is broken down into three components. These will run in parallel over your two-year period of study. The components are:

Component 1: Breadth Study – Germany 1871-1991 (40%)

Component 2: Depth Study – Britain 1951-2007 (40%)

Component 3: Historical Investigation - Personal Study (20%)

How will I be assessed?

There will be two examinations based upon each component - Breadth and Depth Study - and one coursework unit relating to a historical theme.   

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can embark on a higher education course or go into employment.

Courses for further study could include subjects such as:

  • History
  • Law
  • Humanities

Employment opportunities are in fields such as:

  • Teaching
  • Lecturing
  • Law
  • Surveying

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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