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STUDY KEY EVENTS IN BRITISH HISTORY THAT HAVE INFLUENCED THE SOCIETY THAT WE HAVE TODAY AND GAIN AN A-LEVEL THAT BOTH UNIVERSITIES AND EMPLOYERS HIGHLY VALUE.
WHAT YOU STUDY
The feedback we get from our students is overwhelmingly positive. They tell us that they greatly enjoy their work on the Norman Conquest, the Second World War, Riot and Protest 1780-39 and the Experience of Warfare in Britain 1854-1929. The new specification for first teaching in September 2015 will include a requirement to study topics from a chronological range of 200 years.
HOW YOU STUDY
You will make or be provided with detailed notes that cover all aspects of the course. Teachers also make use of films, role play and a variety of other activities that will engage you throughout the course. The department visited the Normandy battlefields in April 2014 and are also currently planning an excursion to Barcelona in 2015.
DEPARTMENT STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES
You will be taught by very experienced teachers who have a long record of bringing out the best in their students. They all have specialisms and have built up a considerable body of knowledge and expertise in these areas. We have an extensive department library which sixth formers are welcome to use and a developing Haggle site containing useful links, resources and forums.
PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY
Over the years many Hagley students have gone on to read for a degree in this subject. You will get good advice on which courses will suit you – your teachers have first-hand knowledge of universities that they will readily pass on to you.
Every year History is an extremely popular degree course choice for many students. There are at this moment former Hagley sixth formers reading for degrees in this subject at universities such as Durham, York and Birmingham.
COMBINES WELL WITH
Many Hagley sixth formers combine our subject with Law. There is a strong case for also studying English Literature, but we have taught students with a diverse range of combinations, including Mathematics and Physics.
GCSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Ideally you will have studied the subject at GCSE; but this is negotiable with Mr Trickett. You will write essays and coursework assignments and therefore should feel confident about your writing skills, having achieved at least a Grade C in English.
Specification from September 2015 - History A OCR
Unit 1 - Anglo Saxon and Norman England 1035 - 1107
Unit 2 - Russia 1894 - 1941
Unit 3 - The Changing Nature of Warfare 1815 - 1945
"A-Level History has always been the highlight of my school timetable. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying the subject. This is due in part, to the terrific diversity of topics studied throughout AS and A2. From William the Conqueror to Oswald Moseley, Douglas Haig to Winston Churchill; Hagley takes in a vast breadth of British history. This, coupled with the school’s excellent, helpful teaching staff, leaves you with a fantastic A-Level that will never bore and keep you thoroughly engaged. History and Hagley is a truly great combination. I would highly recommend it as a subject to study at Hagley Sixth Form."
Thomas Clarke, A Level History 2010 – 2012.