Brigg Sixth Form

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Brigg Sixth Form


OCR A Level History concentrating on modern British and European History.

Who Will Teach Me?

Mr M McCabe and Ms A Parsonage, Sir John Nelthorpe School.                                               

Mrs L Greaves, The Vale Academy.

What Entry Requirements Do I Need?

The minimum requirement for any A level course at Brigg Sixth Form College is five 9-4 GCSE grades. In addition at least a Grade 5 in History and a Grade 5 in English would be expected.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Unit Level

Method Of Assessment

Subject Content

Type Of Study


Y223 A

Examination - essays (1hr)

The Cold War in Europe 1941-1995

Non British period


Y110 A

Examination - essays (1hr 30 min)

From Pitt to Peel 1783-1853

Period & Enquiry


Y316 A

Examination - essays (2hrs 30 min)

Britain and Ireland 1791-1921



Y100 A

No exam assessment 3000-4000 word essays

Any topic of choice

Independent Investigation


What Will I Learn On This Course?

How to communicate clear, concise and logical arguments both on paper and in class discussions. An understanding of different historical interpretations of the past. An ability to analyse and evaluate source materials. An awareness of some of the key events of the 19th and twentieth century that helped shape the modern world.

What Kind Of Person Studies This Course?

Someone with intellectual curiosity. Someone who enjoys debate and discussion. Someone who does not mind reading. Someone with enthusiasm for the past.

Where Will An A Level In History Lead Me?

While in the Sixth Form at Brigg, History will complement a number of other A Level subjects e.g. English, French and Geography, as well as providing an interesting contrast for students taking Sciences or Mathematics. It develops a range of skills that will be useful in Higher Education and in a number of professions e.g. Law, Management and Journalism.

Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?

For further information you can contact: 

Mr M McCabe, Ms A Parsonage (SJN) Mrs L Greaves (Vale)


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