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Studying history at A-Level, IB or Pre-U is challenging, yet rewarding as you get to unwrap more complex layers of history, delve deeper into historical evidence and debate issues that inform your understanding of the present. Whatever you are planning to do next, congratulations on making an excellent choice in choosing to continue your study of history beyond the age of 16. Not only does history work in perfect harmony with most other subjects, but the transferable skills that a study of history brings will help to prepare you for the world beyond your formal education, whether that is a history degree, a degree in a different subject, an apprentiship or a job. Your 6th form study of history will enable you to evaluate, make complex judgments, understand how historical interpretations are constructed and communicate an argument effectively. Read more

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  • Studying History at Competitive Universities: Student's guide

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    So you have decided to apply to study history at a competitive university. This guide is intended to help you through the process so that your application is as good as it can be. It is not intended to replace the help and advice you can get from the people...

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  • International Baccalaureate

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    Students taking the International Baccalaureate have to study subjects from six groups, including maths, literature, science and a foreign language.  Three subjects are taken at Standard Level (SL) and three at Higher Level (HL).   There are two exam sessions a year - in November for the southern hemisphere and May...

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