History A A Level at St Laurence School
During the course you will learn:
about the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in history
how and why societies have changed over time
about the theories of historians and the language that they use to discuss their ideas
to understand the nature of historical evidence and the methods used by historians to analyse and evaluate
to develop and understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented
to express your own historical ideas confidently and effectively
It is not a requirement that you have studied History at GCSE in order to take an AS or Advanced GCE course in
the subject but a good standard of literacy is important . A number of the topics offered for study are
developments from GCSE but there are also plenty of topics offered which are likely to be new to most
students. It is more important that you have an enquiring mind, an interest in the past and its relevance to
current affairs and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.
Those students who have studied History GCSE will find that the skills they have learned and the knowledge
they have acquired will form a solid foundation for further studies at AS/Advanced GCE. A good standard of
English is necessary.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Laurence School directly.