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History - AS/A2 Level at Thornleigh Salesian College

Course description

In history over the two years, you will study the following:

Life in Nazi Germany- This will include topics such as: How did the Nazis use propaganda? How did the Nazis control Germany? What impact did WW2 have on Germany?

Louis XIV and absolutism in France- Who was Louis XIV? Why did Louis give himself the nickname 'The Sun King'?

Britain 1918-1964 This will include topics such as: What impact did the First and Second World Wars have on Britain? Why did Churchill lose the 1945 election?

Coursework- The causes of the First World War- This will include topics such asd: Why did Europe get into alliances? To what extent was Germany to blame for the War?

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths as well as C grades in the subjects that you want to study. Many courses do accept students who have not previously studied the subject. To study AS Level Science subjects you will require a minimum combination of GCSE B/B in Core and Additional Science. To study AS Level Maths you will require a minimum of a B grade in Maths GCSE


It is recommended that students have taken GCSE History and have obtained Grade A*-C. However, it is possible to begin A-level History without the GCSE provided the students' other GCSE grades (especially English) are predominantly A-C.


Following A Level reforms in this subject, from 2015, all exams will need to be taken at the end of the course. AS grades do not contribute to the A Level grade.

Future opportunities

History is a respected A Level by Higher Education groups which is likely to provide you with lots of opportunities in the future.  With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher.  

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please attend our Open Evening or contact the college directly via email at or by telephone 01204 305172.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015
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