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History AS at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College

Course description

History enables students to acquire and demonstrate knowledge about the past. This is achieved through the study of significant events, individuals and issues, a range of historical perspectives and continuity and change over time. The topics covered at AS level are Nazi Germany - 1933-1945, how effectively did Hitler establish and consolidate Nazi authority 1933-45?, how popular were Hitler and the Nazis 1933-45?, to what extent did Hitler transform Nazi society?. Russia 1894-1917, what problems and challenges faced Tsar Nicholas II of Russia?, how and why was Nicholas able to survive the 1905 revolution?, how stable was Russia in the period 1906-14?, why were there two revolutions in Russia in 1917?. The Age of Peel 1829-46, why was Ireland so important for Peel’s career?, how effective was Peel as a party political leader?, why is Peel’s ministry of 1841-6 considered to be so successful?, why did the Corn Law repeal lead to the collapse of Peel’s government in 1846?.

Entry requirements

5 C grades at GCSE including English

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in History, which could lead onto higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year