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History AS and A Level at Emmanuel College

Course description

The course covers two main elements which are covered in both the AS and A2 exam: The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007;

The Age of the Crusades 1071-1204.

Course content


Building Modern Britain 1951-2007

Modern Britain 1979-2007

The Crusader States and the Outremer 1071- 1149

Revival of Islam and the later Crusades 1149- 1204

The A-level coursework will be an investigation of an historical issue chosen by students based on the study of Medieval Heresy 1150-1380. Students will be expected to show the use of historical sources and reach a reasoned conclusion on their chosen question. The study will be expected to be about 3,500 words and submitted to the exam board by the 1st of April in the year of the examination.

Entry requirements

Students should achieve at least a B grade at GCSE. In addition students must have a subject teacher recommendation.


AS Level Course

Two written papers 100% of AS Topics:

Building Modern Britain 1951-2007

The Crusaders States and the Outremer 1071-1149

A Level Course

One written paper 80% of A Level


20% of A Level

Future opportunities

A-Level History is necessary as a qualification for studying History at university. The analytical and argumentative skills covered in the subject can also support applications for such subjects such as Law and English.

History is suitable as a general qualification for jobs requiring the skills of communication- oral and written analysis e.g. journalism, law, civil service, police work and information services. More specific careers are those of archivists, museum workers, archaeologists, antiques specialists/restorers, museum curators and History teachers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Emmanuel College directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016

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