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History AS Level at The Leventhorpe School

Course description

This course is designed to offer candidates opportunities to learn to present cases, arguments and ideas effectively. You will learn to understand how people think and what motivates them. You will develop skills of interpretation, analysis and the ability to construct clear, concise logical arguments. You will be able to communicate complex ideas effectively and express your views on paper. Above all you will develop the skills of thinking for yourself and realise that your opinion really does matter.

Course content

At AS Level:

  • Five lessons per fortnight on Henry VII and Henry VIII: The consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty. This unit focuses on different interpretations of various themes of monarchy in the Tudor period: The king’s power and the governance of England and the English people.
  • Four lessons per fortnight on Russia, the Russian Revolution and the Rise of Stalin. This unit focuses upon the nature of evidence available to historians studying Russian history, its value and how far it can be relied upon to give a full picture of events.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE History.


Year 12 will be assessed with two exams. Component 1 (Tudors) will comprise 1 essay question and 1 question examining interpretations. Component 2 comprises 1 essay question and 1 question examining sources of evidence. Each component is worth 50% of the AS.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year