Do you think History is boring, just about Kings and dates? Prefer a good detective story or a mystery?
Then you are in for a surprise because the study of History is the greatest of detective stories! You will seek out the evidence, sort out the facts from the fiction and analyse what you have discovered before arriving at a true understanding of what really happened. History, therefore, will help you to develop the analytical and communication skills employers look for. The History department strives to develop these skills through its use of innovative teaching strategies, which include investigating crime scenes, problem solving, film reconstruction and interrogating historical suspects.
The course structure is set out below. We assume you have no knowledge of these historical periods. You do not even need to have studied History at GCSE. The A level is a two-year course and you take your exams at the end of year two.