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History AS Level at The Astley Cooper School

Course description

History is not only a fascinating subject but it also equips you with the skills which are essential to making you successful and enterprising adults. You will learn to develop your skills of analysis and evaluation. You will be able to develop and sustain arguments which are supported by evidence.

Course content

For the AS level you will study two units.

Unit 1 : The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-68 and The USA in Asia, 1950 - 73
Unit 2 : The Experience of Warfare in Britain: Crimea, Boer and the First World War

A2 Level:

Unit 3 : Boom, Bust and Recovery : USA 1917 - 1954
Unit 4 : Coursework International Relations 1879 - 1980

You will follow this course with two or three other AS/A2 levels and, additionally, the compulsory core such as PSHE, RE, PE/Games.


Students will be examined through modular exams.

Future opportunities

Many who have studied History have gone on to have successful careers in the following areas:

- Teaching
- The Police and legal professions
- Working for government
- Journalism and the Media
- Accountancy
- IT
- Managers and directors for large companies and businesses
- Archaeology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Astley Cooper School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year (AS) 2 years (A2)