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A Level History at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? History at AS Level is a highly stimulating and rewarding experience which offers a fantastic opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of British and European History. Through studying the past, students arrive at a far better understanding of present day issues in the modern world.
History also enables students to develop many of the key skills identified by both University Admissions tutors and the country’s leading employers as vital to academic success and career progression. These include independent research, analytical communication and problem-solving skills. Above all, AS Level History enhances students’ ability to become life-long learners by not only encouraging continual reflection of their own performance, but also through stressing the importance of working responsibly with others.
Key features of the course. The course covers Social, Economic and Political change and how people in Britain and Europe have been affected by change in the short and long term. Through source investigation, debate/discussion, presentations and independent enquiry students will acquire excellent historical skills in order to assess the significance of events, individuals, beliefs and movements from that particular time. They will develop their ability to reach substantiated judgments on key questions in history and how to construct an effective balanced argument.

AS - Unit 1 European Russia in Revolution 1881-1924: From Autocracy to Dictatorship
AS - Unit 2 British Henry VIII: Authority, Religion and Nation 1509-40
A2 - Unit 3 European From Kaiser to Führer: Germany 1900-45
A2 – Unit 4 British Rebellion and Disorder in Tudor England 1485 -1587

Entry requirements

Grade C in English, and a History GCSE Grade C is preferable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbold Community School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years