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AS/A2 History at The Bluecoat Academy

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years