OCR’s A Level in History A will encourage learners to:
• develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance
• acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of aspects such as social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, as appropriate
• build on their understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study
• improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds
• develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them
• acquire an understanding of the nature of historical study, for example that history is concerned with judgements based on available evidence and that historical judgements are provisional
• develop their use and understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills
• make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past
• organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways, arguing a case and reaching substantiated judgements.
You will need grades 5 or above in English and History
An enthusiasm for History
A curious and enquiring mind.
Ability to be reflective and make judgements based on available evidence
Students can progress from this qualification to: ● higher education courses, such as degrees in history or in related subjects such as politics, English literature, law, philosophy, economics or geography. ● other higher education courses in unrelated subjects ● vocational qualifications such as the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diplomas and BTEC Level 5 HND Diplomas ● a wide range of careers in areas such as journalism and media, education, libraries, national and local government and the civil service.