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A Level

History

A Level History is not about simply learning facts about the past. That would have no purpose! Instead, History is about learning why things happened the way they did and what the effect of that was. This enables you to critically assess the world around you and gives you a highly prized set of skills for a broad range of careers. Delivered by dedicated tutors at The City of Liverpool College, A-Level History gives you a solid grounding in the broad range of historical skills that you will need to progress to more specialised subjects at university. In particular, you will study two main historical periods:

• Tudor England 1485 – 1603; where you will learn how the Tudors rose to power in the Wars of the Roses, why Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church, and how Elizabeth I stabilised the kingdom and created the cult of the ‘Virgin Queen’.

• Weimar & Nazi Germany 1918 - 1945; where you will understand why Hitler was able to rise to power, how the Third Reich changed German society, and why ordinary Germans became involved in the carnage of World War Two and the horror of the Holocaust.

You will also complete Coursework on a historical topic/theme of your choice which covers a period of 100 years. Involving in-depth research of primary sources and secondary works, completing the Coursework will transform you from a History student into a real Historian!

History has opened the doors to many university courses and careers for our students. Universities and employers will always value the analytical and written skills that the course helps you develop. In addition, the crucial ability assess a range of evidence and build your own arguments will stand you in good stead, whether you want to study History or Politics, Sociology, Communications, Philosophy, and many other Humanities subjects at university.

If you’re interested in the course, in City of Liverpool College, or are just simply as passionate about History as we are, you can follow us on Twitter @liv_history. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a tutor then please feel free to email.

As part of the A-Level History cohort, you will have the opportunity to take part in various extra-curricular activities. We have strong links with local universities such as LJMU and Liverpool Hope and we often arrange trips to these institutions and/or arrange for a guest academic to come and give students a taste of university History. We also encourage students to contribute and maintain the course’s Twitter page.

The College is also currently examining the prospect of a course trip to Auschwitz, a powerful experience to tie in with our study of the Holocaust.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

A qualification in history opens doors to a wide range of careers. The broad set of analytical and time management skills you develop are highly prized and there is a vast range of jobs and careers open to those who have studied history at any level; great career opportunities exist both inside and outside the lab. Nobody knows what the jobs of the future will look like, but many of them will require people with the critical thinking skills of historians to assess and manage situations and projects.

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When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Course Location

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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