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History A Level at Anthony Gell School

Course description

History is fun. And it’s frequently said that understanding the past helps us to understand the present. However, there is so much history that we cannot study it all; but History A - level will give you the equipment to study all the bits you could ever be interested in. History is built upon a set of core skills which are the basis of most university courses and most jobs. These include the ability to research things, to question and think independently, to synthesize information, to present information, to debate.

Course content

At AS we study two topics and sit two exams. Unit 1 is the Tudors, this includes: The stability of the monarchy; religious changes; rebellion and unrest; Elizabeth and religion; the nature of the monarchy, government and parliament amongst others.

Unit 2 is Russia 1891 - 1941, this includes: The rule of Tsar Nicholas II; the revolutions of 1917; how this led to the first communist country and the role of Lenin and civil war; Lenin’s death and the battle to succeeded him; Stalin and Stalin’s Russia — what kind of leader was he?

Entry requirements

Standard, including B in English and History.

Standard = This is the standard requirement for studying a subject. This means that you must have at least five GCSE grades at C or above, including English Language and/or Mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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