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History AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford

Course description

Apart from being extremely enjoyable and enabling you to learn about the past and come to a better understanding of the present, a History A level provides you with important skills that will be of value after leaving College.  In learning to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of information and viewpoints, in learning to express your arguments in oral and written form, and in learning to think and work both independently and in co-operation with others.  History students acquire skills which employers in all fields value.

Course content

You will do 4 units over the two years. Core Units - all units must be taken.

1 Crusader states

2 Norman Conquest

3 Coursework investigation

4 Themes Exam

History A Level is delivered through seminar style lessons based on set reading. This then leads to debates and essay practice.


Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C including Maths and English. 

If History has been studied, a GCSE B is required.

Future opportunities

History lends itself to further study but also careers including: Law, Public Service, Business, Journalism, Teaching and many more.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact our Sixth Form Centre at or call us on 01483 484511.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2014
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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