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History AS Level at East Berkshire College

Course description

This course is for anyone who expresses a keen interest in History and follows the Edexcel examination syllabus.

Course content

This course aims to develop your historical knowledge and understanding and to consider the nature of historical evidence and different interpretations of the past.

A wide range of topics is studied in the four units that make up the full Advanced Level award.

In the first year we will be studying Russia 1881-1953 (the last Tsar, the Russian Revolution, Lenin and Stalin) and the changing position of Women and Suffrage in Britain.

At A2 we will study Germany (from the Kaiser to the Fuhrer 1900-1945) and the State and the Poor in Britain 1815-1939

Entry requirements

There is a minimum entry requirement of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language.


4.5 hours weekly of classroom-based activities, lectures and seminars. Independent study is also required.

Future opportunities

A pass in the AS can lead to a further year for A2 to gain the full A level.

Students may use this subject to progress to university or into employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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