AS Level: History at Ashby School
Students who study AS History at Ashby School focus on the following
Breadth Study: Unit 1K The making of a Superpower: USA,
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.
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).
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
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