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A-Level History

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Inves­ti­gate key peri­ods in mod­ern his­to­ry and devel­op your pas­sion for the past. Explore top­ics such as 20th cen­tu­ry, British; Amer­i­can; Euro­pean His­to­ry and The Cold War.


Entry Require­ments

The stan­dard require­ment for A Lev­els at Stam­ford Col­lege is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a min­i­mum for human­i­ties sub­jects and 6/B in maths for all sci­ence sub­jects.

Each A Lev­el sub­ject has its own addi­tion­al entry require­ments, please see below:

Min­i­mum grade 6/B in His­to­ry GCSE

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. We offer an online inter­view which will explain the A Lev­el pro­gramme and also allow for an infor­mal chat with the tutor for each sub­ject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess’ pro­gramme that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change sub­ject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑sub­ject to availability 
  • Mov­ing you between A‑Levels and a Lev­el 3 Diplo­ma if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too hard — sub­ject to availability 
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well
Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

Exam­ple job roles in:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Jour­nal­ist
  • His­to­ri­an

Study fur­ther degrees in:

  • His­to­ry
  • Teach­ing
  • Law
  • Busi­ness

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:
  • Britain Trans­formed, 1918 – 97 including — 
  • A chang­ing polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic envi­ron­ment, 1918 – 79 
  • Cre­at­ing a wel­fare state, 1918 – 79 
  • Soci­ety in tran­si­tion 1918 – 79 
  • Chang­ing qual­i­ty of life 1918 – 79 
  • What impact did Thatch­er’s gov­ern­ments (197990) have on Britain 1979 – 97 
  • Amer­i­can His­to­ry 1955 — 1992 — con­for­mi­ty and challenge — 
  • Afflu­ence and con­for­mi­ty, 1955 – 63 
  • Protest and Reac­tion, 1963 – 72 
  • Social and polit­i­cal change, 1973 – 80 
  • Repub­li­can dom­i­nance and its oppo­nents, 1981 – 92 
  • The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North Amer­i­ca, c1500-c1750 
  • Aspects in breadth: Chal­lenges to the witch craze, c1580-c1750 
  • Aspects in depth: Per­se­cut­ing witch­es c1590-c1693 
  • The Caus­es of the Cold War 


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Teach­ers use their exper­tise and expe­ri­ence well to plan and deliv­er high-qual­i­ty the­o­ry lessons and prac­ti­cal sessions.




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