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  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. You should have an interest in the world around you, different countries, societies and cultures and enjoy learning about people, how they interact, and what motivates them.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will study over 200 years of History, including at least one period of British History and the lives of ordinary people as well as the impact of great historical figures. We use original source material, video evidence, discussion, debate and essay writing. The department provides its own intranet site and department booklets to help you in your journey to becoming a historian.

    You’ll study ‘Britain transformed 1918-1997’ and ‘The USA 1955- 1992: Conformity and Challenge’ in the first year and ‘The British Experience of Warfare c1790-1918’ and undertake a piece of coursework on the impact of the Vietnam War on the United States in the second year.

  • How is the course assessed?

    You will take three exams at the end of two years and complete a piece of coursework.

  • Additional Notes

    Our 2018 leavers are pursing a range of Higher Education courses in Art History, Advertising, Business Management, Journalism, Law and English and Politics. Some students have been successful in securing highly sought after training such as Air Traffic Control with the RAF. The skills will be useful in a number of careers, either directly related to history (e.g. working in museums, galleries, heritage sites), or in areas such as research, libraries, national / local government and the Civil Service.

  • Further Information

    The department hosts visiting speakers such as First World War historian Professor Gary Sheffield and stages visits to local areas of interest.

Mary Taylor Lewis

Mary Taylor Lewis

A Level History (Chemistry, English Literature, Mathematics)
Previous Institution: The Priory School, Shrewsbury

History inspires me - I am fascinated by how we have got to where we are today through our historical roots.