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History AS/A Level at Fitzharrys School

Course description

This subject is now a reformed’ A level which means that the result of the AS exams does not contribute to the overall A level marks and grades. If a student leaves the course after AS then this new type of the AS is worth 40% of the UCAS points of the full A level for University entry in 2017 and beyond. If a student completes the A level course then it is only the assessment at the end of the second year that counts towards the full A level grade.

Course content


All schools: Y112 England 1900-51

John Mason and Fitzharrys:

Y212 American Revolution 1740-1796

Larkmead: Y213 The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815


John Mason: Y313 The Ascendancy of France 1610-1715

Fitzharrys: Y314 The Challenge of German Nationalism

Larkmead: Y319 Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

Y100: Independent Investigation

John Mason and Fitzharrys: Free choice

Larkmead: International Relations in the 1930s

Entry requirements

• Ability to select and deploy relevant information to support arguments.

• Independent study skills.

• Willingness to ask questions and participate in discussion in class.

• Enjoyment of finding out about past civilizations and cultures.

• Love of reading.

• Ability to write coherently and strong literacy skills.

• Ability to analyse information critically.



Unit 1: Source paper 25% of A2, 50% of AS.

Unit 2: Essay paper 15% of A2, 50% of AS


Unit 3: Essay paper 40% of A2

Unit 4: Coursework 20% of A2

Future opportunities

History can teach you to:

• think

• understand the world today

• structure arguments and essays

• understand people and their behaviour

History can make you:

• a good citizen

• analyse the world around you

• understand what’s in the news – and why History will prepare you for university in all sorts of other subjects.

Further information

We use a variety of learning techniques in the classroom
similar to those employed at GCSE.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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