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History AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College

Course description

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!

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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