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Medieval History GCE A Level

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
History, Philosophy and Theology

Course Summary

The best reason for taking a history course is that the past fascinates you and you enjoy studying it.

This subject is linear with examinations at the end of the two year course.

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Course Details

You will have the chance to learn a great deal about aspects of the past that you have not encountered before, as well as deepening your knowledge of things you are already familiar with. Medieval History students study the causes and course of the Crusades and England under the Angevin Kings. There is also the opportunity to visit Normandy or the Loire Valley to enhance your studies.

Course Structure

Year 1:

Module 1: The Age of the Crusades

Module 2: The Angevin Kings, 1154-1189

Year 2:

Module 3: The Age of the Crusades

Module 4: The Angevin Kings, 1189-1216

Module 5: Personal Study

How will it be delivered?

The qualification comprises two written examinations (80%) and a personal study (20%).

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

To study History, students must achieve a minimum of grade 5 at GCSE History (if taken) or grade 5 in English Language.

Your next steps...

Historians are trained in clear thinking, diligence and the ability to understand people and situations in the world at large. Employers are well aware of the versatility of historians. There are numerous careers where history is an important qualification including such professions as Accountancy, Librarianship, Banking and Commerce, Law, Publishing, Museums and Art Galleries and a wide variety of social work. Many historians also enter the business world through management training schemes operated by national companies in retailing, marketing and selling, computing and personnel work. Others go into administrative careers in the civil and local government services as well as in the private sector.

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