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History A Level at Highlands School

Course description

‘The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind. For in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through to avoid.’ Livy.

Course content

2 units at AS Level, including:

  • Unit 1 The Rise of China
  • Unit 2 The Age of Gladstone and Disraeli 1865-1886

2 units at A2, including:

  • Unit 3 Thatcher’s Britain
  • Unit 4 Russia and its Rulers 1855- 1964

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in GCSE History


AS: 2 written papers both 1 ½ hr one paper source skills and one essay based

A2: Coursework 20% of final grade and one written 2 hr exam

Future opportunities

  • History offers a path to university or other forms of higher education to continue the study of history or related subjects such as Law or Politics or Journalism.
  • You could also pursue a career in areas such as research, politics, social service

Further information


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highlands School directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2016
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