To make sense of the world we live in it is essential to understand key events, individuals, movements and conflicts that have shaped history. History’s importance goes beyond the subject’s intrinsic interest and appeal. Every aspect of our lives, from our beliefs, culture, institutions, language and way of life are all shaped by the past.
The course follows the theme of ‘revolutions’ in modern and early modern Europe. You will study the political, religious, social and economic changes that took place in Britain between 1625 and 1701, the revolutionary events in Russia between 1894 and 1924 and the Witch Craze in Europe and North America between c1580 and 1750.
History is taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers. Teachers at the college have written officially endorsed textbooks used on the course and are experienced examiners. Study visits develop students’ understanding of history. You will be taught through discussion, research, group work, student conferences, university visits, field trips and individual research.
– You will study a variety of early modern and modern topics.
– Expert staff who have authored textbooks and are experienced examiners.
– You will carry out independent investigative research that equips you with skills required at university.
– Heritage management and museums
– Civil service
– Legal professions
You will take three exams after two years (worth 80% of the course) and the other 20% is coursework, focusing on a historical controversy