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History A Level at Kingswood Secondary Academy

Course description

Students who:
– Have an interest in the way the world has developed.
– Enjoy investigation and discovery.
– Enjoy debate and putting forward their point.
– Enjoy working independently.
– Want to study a subject which encourages them to consider
evidence and make up their own minds, using a variety of
learning styles.

Course content

The AS course in year 12 will consist of two units of
assessment, each seeking to challenge you in different ways,
over a range of periods and themes, testing your capacity for
critical thought and reasoning. In year 12 you will be studying
Henry VIII and German history from 1918 to 1990. At A2 you
will complete a coursework unit and an examined unit on
America from 1918 to 1954.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including Cgrade or above in English and B grade or above in history.


AS: 2 examined units.
A2: 1 examined unit and 1 piece of coursework.

Future opportunities

Students who study A level history, have access to a wide
range of careers and Higher Education opportunities. History is
particularly useful for careers in Law, the Civil Service, the
Armed Forces, teaching, creative writing and journalism. By the
end of the course you will have learned how to evaluate and
analyse information, how to weigh up evidence and how to
communicate your skills effectively. You will also be able to
work independently and all of the skills are recognised and
valued by employers, universities and colleges.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingswood Secondary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years