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History

History

Our Subject

Why did Henry VIII challenge the Pope’s authority over the Church in England? Why did the Cold War come to an end? History is a fascinating subject, allowing us to explore the development and consequences of major historical events and movements. In turn, this helps us to understand current world affairs – matters of politics, culture, society and economics. If you enjoy investigation, discovery and debate, and you’re interested in the way the world has developed through the ages, then History A-level at Bilborough Sixth Form College will appeal to you.

To study History at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade C/4 or above in English GCSE, and if you have taken History at GCSE, a minimum grade C/4 in that subject.

Our links with HE

Studying History is a great way to improve your skills of analysis and debate, so an A-level in the subject will stand you in great stead for a variety of degree courses and career paths. A high proportion of Bilborough Sixth Form College History students go on to read the subject at top universities.


Course Structure

We follow the AQA History specification. You will cover two main units over the two years of your A Level. The first is a Breadth Study on The Tudors 1485-1603 and the second is a Depth Study on The Cold War 1945-1991.

You will also undertake a separate coursework unit through an Historical Investigation covering a period of 100 years.


Inspiration

In 2012 three Bilborough Sixth Form College students met the very demanding requirements of admission onto History courses at Oxbridge. A further three students gained places at Oxbridge on related courses such as Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) and Law.