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History AS Level at Nelson Thomlinson School

Course description

Course Content

• Britain 1783 – 1846.

• Russia 1894 – 1941.

Entry requirements

At least a Grade C in English or English Language at GCSE. You are not required to have studied GCSE History.

Student Attributes

  • A broad interest in the subject.
  • The ability to retain and recall factual knowledge.
  • Reasonable comprehension skills.
  • Reasonable extended writing skills.



• Britain 1783 – 1846.

– Written, essay-based examination. 1 hour 30 minutes. – 50% of total AS.

• Russia 1894 – 1941.

– Written, essay-based examination. 1 hour 30 minutes. – 50% of total AS.

Future opportunities

The social, political and economic nature of the course, and the focus on extended writing, makes it a very useful foundation for many other subjects and careers. It is extremely useful for preparing students interested in Law, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Religious Studies, English Literature, International Relations, Journalism, Archaeology and, of course, History. In fact, the focus on skills such as research, comprehension, argument formation, analysis, evaluation and critical thinking will complement most undergraduate courses. Its suitability and broad appeal help to explain why it was the fifth most popular A-Level choice nationally in 2015.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson Thomlinson School directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016
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