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Marple College



Course Overview

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.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language and 4 in Maths. When studying History at A Level, it is benificial to have a good GCSE performance in literary subjects e.g. History, English, Geography, Sociology, Religion.

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. Visits to St Petersburg, Parliament, castles, battlefields and other histotic sites.

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.

Once you’ve finished you’ll have a range of useful skills including the ability to analyse, debate, create a strong argument and communicate effectively. These will be a really big help to you at university and in employment. A well trained historian can deal with lots of facts, arguments and viewpoints and build up strong arguments. Employers rate the skills of a historian very highly and history students find employment in a wide range of jobs including research, journalism and the media, management and public relations.

Heritage management and museumsArchivistJournalismCivil serviceLegal professionsEducationPublishing

You will take three exams after two years (worth 80% of the course) and the other 20% is coursework, focusing on a historical controversy.

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