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History at Poole Grammar School

Course description

The students will follow two themes in each of Years 12 and 13. In Year 12 they will study Italy from 1896 to 1943, focusing on the rise and eventual fall of the Fascist regime, and Britain in the Age of Gladstone and Disraeli 1865-1886.

In Year 13 they will most probably follow a coursework unit which starts with the Nature of the Nazi Regime but can then focus on any topic the student chooses, subject to staff guidance, and an examination unit on the Changing Nature of Warfare from 1792 to 1945.

The skills which will be required and which will be examined will be the same in both years, though more rigorously tested in A2. The source evaluation techniques acquired at GCSE will be developed, as will the understanding of cause and effect, and the nature of change. Comprehension of books and articles, fluent expression in writing, and the ability to argue effectively using evidence to prove points are vital. The study skills for these points are integral to the course.

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, if appropriate (in Mathematics, the minimum grade of B must be at Higher Tier).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years