History AQA AS Level (Linear) at Poynton High School
The course aims to give students a chance to explore key areas of British and European History that are both significant and interesting and gain a deep understanding of historical developments.
At AS level there are two examined components. The first is a breadth study looking at The Tudors from 1485-1547. The second component is a depth study on a key period of European history; students can choose to do either:
- Germany from 1918-1933 looking at democracy in Germany after WW1 and the rise of the Nazis, or
- Russia from 1917-1929 which will look at the fall of the Tsars and the creation of Communism under Lenin.
Students will be taught by two members of staff, each specialising in British or European History. A range of techniques are used and students will experience a variety of learning styles from note-taking and class discussion to group work and individual
Students may get the opportunity to go on a trip to London to enhance their understanding of the Tudors by visiting such sites at Westminster Abbey and Hampton Court Palace.
- 5 Grade Cs or above at GCSE, including a B or above in History if taken at GCSE and a grade B in English Language or Literature if not previously studied.
Component 1: British study 50% of AS
Component 2: European study 50% of AS
Our students go on to a wide variety of things, not just History! The analytical and written skills you acquire will give access to a diverse range of courses and jobs, English, Politics, Journalism, Law and Tourism to name but a few.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poynton High School directly.
Last updated date: 21 September 2016