Accessibility links

History AS level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

History may be about the past, but it is a key subject which helps us to understand opinions about the rapidly changing world in which we live today. The A-level course involves studying important historical developments, including why countries go to war, rise of dictatorships, political and religious struggles. This course is ideal for anyone interested in analysing, debating and discussing the causes of particular historical events, and assessing the impact of the past upon present situations. History students will also develop their essay writing skills, as well as their ability to analyse and interpret historical materials in a variety of ways. You will receive lots of support on this course but you must be prepared to work hard and read widely.

Course content

The units studied are: England 1547-1603, the Later Tudors (Unit 1); The Cold War in Asia 1945-1993 (Unit 2); Britain and Ireland 1791-1921 (Unit 3). Unit 4 consists of coursework. AS students study units 1 & 2 and & A-level students study all 4 units.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

History combines well with other subjects politics, sociology, philosophy, English literature, economics, anthropology, and social psychology, and is highly regarded amongst both universities and employers. The analytical and communicative skills developed in history are a key to success in today’s challenging and competitive work environment. Historians follow a variety of career paths including the legal profession, local government, and management in business, education and the armed forces.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

Venues