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History (EDEXCEL) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

History is a well-respected academic qualification which develops the powers of enquiry and argument.

Course content

Students study two units on an earlier period of History in their first year. These units give students the opportunity to sit an AS examination in the summer of their first year. In the second year of the course, students study two modern world based units and re-visit the units studied in year 1 in more depth. All of the units are then examined in the summer of year 2. The AS qualification is a stand-alone qualification which does not have any bearing on the final examination

Entry requirements

History is good for honing the intellect and developing academic ability. Previous study of History, although desired, is not essential. Students are expected to have achieved a grade B at GCSE or equivalent in History and English Language, if History has not been studied, a B at English will suffice with a B grade in another similar subject like Geography or Religious Studies is desirable.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: