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History A Level at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

This course would be suitable for students who have successfully studied History at GCSE and who did well in English. A natural interest in history and in particular, the key topics covered, is important. Our AS and A-level History courses have been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time

Course content

The two taught components of study are: Component 1; Breadth Study: The British Empire 1857-1967. Component 2; Depth Study: Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945. The historical investigation provides the opportunity for in-depth study of one issue within the overall unit, The Making of the United States, 1760 – 1877.

Entry requirements

 5 good GCSEs with 5 in En PLUS


The AS specification is designed to be taken over one year, with all assessment at the end of the year. At AS there are two assessed components, a breadth study and a depth study. Each of these is assessed by a written examination of 1 hour 30 minutes. The full A-level programme of study is designed to be taken over two years with all assessments taken at the end of the course. There are three components; the breadth study, depth study and historical investigation. There are two examinations of 2 hours 30 minutes along with a coursework component – the historical investigation.

Future opportunities

History teaches us to ask two very important questions: why and how. This is key to sharpening your critical thinking abilities, which combine analysis, research, essay writing and communication skills to help you to solve problems and form arguments for debate. With your analytical, writing, debate and detective skills, you would be well prepared for a wide range of careers in law, politics, public sector, business, marketing, journalism, economics, teaching, academia, insurance, social research, archaeology and curation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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