AS/A2 History at The Bluecoat Academy
What will be studied ?
History AS will cover the economic, social and political aspects of British and international history over a period of 200 years.
The specific exam board and specification is yet to be determined and further details will be available at the open evening.
How will I be assessed ?
The AS course will be assessed in Summer 2016 by two terminal examinations.
Who should do this course ?
Students are expected and encouraged to pursue some of their own areas of interest emerging out of the areas of study and to complete research and background reading.
Strong self-motivation is therefore needed. Advice is given on the evaluation of documents and essay writing, including specimen answers.
How is the course delivered ?
The teaching is divided between two History specialists and a variety of teaching styles are used, including discussion, group exercises and formal teaching.
What equipment will I need ?
You will need a large ring-binder and standard classroom stationery.
What next ?
Success in History A level can provide opportunities in many Higher Education courses and in a wide range of careers including Banking, Insurance, Education, Law, Personnel Management, Civil and Diplomatic Service, Armed Forces, Police Service, Journalism and Television, Museums and Archives.
Students wishing to take AS/A2 History should have five GCSE A* - C grades including English and Maths, preferably including a grade A or B in History GCSE.
This should provide an adequate foundation in History skills for A level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bluecoat Academy directly.