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History at University Academy Holbeach

Course description

The study of History in the 6th Form is for anyone who has an interest in the past and its relevance to the present. Students need an enquiring mind and an ability to communicate ideas effectively. Employers value qualifications in history as this subject equips students with skills that are necessary in higher education and the workplace. Students will gain skills in communicating knowledge and will have a better understanding of the world and develop an interest that will provide lifelong enjoyment.

AS Course Information
There are two units of study, one is:
1. British Enquiry: Winston Churchill 1920-1945This is a source based investigation which involves studying how to interpret and evaluate source material, compare sources as evidence and to arrive at a judgement. Assess an historical interpretation through the combined use of different sources, passages and acquired knowledge. This is assessed by an examination of 1½ hours. This is worth 50% of the AS course or a quarter of the full A Level.


1. Historical themes: Civil Rights in the USA, 1865-1992This is assessed by an examination of 2 hours. Candidates answer two questions from a choice of three.

Entry requirements

At least a B in GCSE History. However, taking History at GCSE is not necessary to undertake an AS level course as most of the topics will be new. A willingness to read more widely beyond the work set in class is essential. Students who have not studied GCSE History will require at least a grade B in GCSE English language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Holbeach directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years