History AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College
History is a subject which develops the main thinking skills (reasoning and evaluation; thinking creatively; enquiry and information processing). Because of this, it is extremely useful - these skills help you make real progress in your other subjects. Employers and other educational institutions (colleges and universities) value History qualifications, too, because they know that someone with a History A2 (or AS) will be able to think carefully but quickly about a range of issues, as well as being able to support what they say effectively and working efficiently and independently. But History is not just a valuable subject because of the skills you gain, but also because of the topics you study. We study a range of different time periods which help you see the world in which you live with a much wider view. History is one of the truly cross-curricular subjects. Everyone needs to know how to examine fact, make judgements and present these in a logical, concise manner. These are the skills that History teaches. It is a useful AS for scientists, who need to keep up their written analytical skills. It also goes without saying that all language based subjects go well with History. Students have done A Level History and gone on to study Technology, and Sciences at University as well as the more obvious Law, Criminology and other BA courses. Naturally some even study History!
4 B's or better
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torpoint Community College directly.