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AS Level : History at English Martyrs Catholic School

Course description

Paper 1:  Breadth study with interpretations:  Russia, 1917-91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

Paper 2:  Depth study:  The German Democratic Republic, 1949 - 90

Entry requirements

At least a C in GCSE History.  Students who have not studied GCSE History are sometimes considered.


Paper 1:  Written examination, lasting 2 hours 15 minutes.

                60% of the total AS qualification

Paper 2:  Written examination, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.

                 40% of the total AS qualification



Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in History, which could lead onto higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. 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. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

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: 25 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year