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History AS & A Level at Scarborough Sixth Form College

Course description

History at AS and Advanced Level involves the study of the past of both Europe and Britain. We cover a variety of key historical events which encompass both political and social history. History is famously regarded as the ‘Science of Mankind’. Through the study of dictators, economic depressions, revolutions war and famine this course will enable you to grasp the true nature of our ancestors and to examine and judge the choices they made.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Britain 1930 – 1997(Enquiry Topic Churchill 1930 – 1951)
  • Unit 2: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774 – 1815
  • Unit 3: Russia and its Rulers 1855 – 1964
  • Unit 4: Topic based essay – Independently researched essay of 3000 – 4000 words using primary and secondary sources to evaluate differing historical perspectives. It can be on a topic already studied or on a completely new historical period.

Entry requirements

You do not need to have taken GCSE History however you will need to meet the A Level entry requirements


The coursework is worth 20% of your final mark. The other three units are assess via an exam.

Future opportunities

The study of History is immensely stimulating and enjoyable in its own right, but there is also a big emphasis on the development of transferable skills, which both universities and employers value highly. Career opportunities are many and varied, including teaching, librarianship, archive work, law, management and archaeology and politics!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Scarborough Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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