What will I learn?
Studying history at AS/A Level provides students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and love of history, while further developing skills and understanding in a friendly but challenging environment.
Students are provided with opportunities to study the inter-war and Nazi period in Germany or the International Relations which resulted in both the First and Second World Wars, as well as a depth study of the whole era of the Tudor monarchs.
History at AS level offers students a chance to study lively and attractive material, while also offering guidance on the key terms, events and issues. Thought provoking activities and questions are used in a way that is designed to advance students’ understanding, inspire both critical and independent thinking, share ideas with others and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their full potential.
History is a challenging yet extremely popular course and it provides students with an excellent grounding for Higher Education.
What skills do I need?
- Ability to evaluate historical documents - how far can you trust them? How useful are they?
- Ability to express your own opinions.
- Ability to write extended answers with carefully crafted, researched and supported arguments.
How is the course graded?
You will do two exams as part of the AS course, both 1 hour 30 minutes long. As part of the A level course, you would sit two examinations and complete a historical enquiry of your own choosing and creation.
What is next for me after this course?
History is a well recognised and valued qualification to colleges, universities and employers as it teaches many transferable skills. Career pathways are wide ranging and possible careers include law, administration, media, journalism, research, public relations, museum and library based work, archaeology, engineer, politics and teaching.