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AS Level: History at Ashby School

Course description

Students who study AS History at Ashby School focus on the following 
periods: 
 
Breadth Study: Unit 1K The making of a Superpower: USA, 
1865–1975 
 
A Depth Study: 2B The Wars of the Roses, 1450–1499 
 
 
These units are worth 50% each at AS or 40% each at A2. 
 
 
If history students pursue their studies into Year 13, they will also have 
the opportunity to complete a Personal Study, which is a piece of 
coursework analysing change and continuity over a 100 year period. This 
will be undertaken towards the end of Year 12 and beginning of Year 13. 
 

Entry requirements

For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five GCSE (or equivalent) 
passes at grades A* - C, including mathematics and English language. 
Students also require a grade C in History (if taken). 
 

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to complement other advanced level courses. 
This could lead to a degree in history or related subjects such as 
archaeology, American studies, English, law, politics, sociology or more 
general degree courses. 
With further training, history provides an excellent foundation for careers 
in archaeology and conservation, business, education, law, politics and 
the media. 
As the respected ‘Which?’ consumer guide commented in ‘Which Subject? 
Which Career?’, historians are regarded as having an education that trains their minds to assemble, organise and present fact and opinion and this is a very useful quality in many walks of life and careers … History is an excellent 
preparation for very many jobs and careers. 
 
A history A level is a valuable qualification, highly regarded by university 
admissions tutors and employers. It provides an excellent foundation for 
careers as diverse as architecture, broadcasting, business, conservation, 
education, law, management and the media.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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