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History AS/A level at Highbury Fields School

Course description

Studying an A level in History will develop and encourage your interest in and enthusiasm for the events of the past that have shaped the world that we live in today.  You will acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of the social, cultural and religious diversity evident across the globe through the study of formative aspects of both British and world history.

'Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times” Nicollo Machiavelli

Course content

AS level  

1. Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century

2. The British Empire Challenged

A2 level

3. Depth Studies and Associated Historical Controversies

4. Historical Enquiry

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics and a minimum grade B in History.


75% examination, 25% coursework

Future opportunities

History teaches students the key skills of how to think critically, investigate problems and how to communicate ideas coherently.  As an academically demanding subject it is well regarded by both universities and employers. History combines well with many subjects, both science and arts alike. In particular it is complementary to English, Art, Sociology, Psychology, Economics (or Business) and Government and Politics or Law. Students who go on to study History at A level go on to a wide range of professions, including journalism, law, business and politics. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highbury Fields School directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years