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History AS/A2 *Fees payable* at Sheffield High School

Course description

What will I be studying?

In the AS course we look at Russian History between 1855 and 1917 including the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the American Civil Rights movement in the 1950's and 1960's and key individuals such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

At A2 we look at Britain between 1918 and 1964 and complete a personal study on the Middle East between 1895 and 2000.

What does this subject involve?

There will be lots of discussion of key points. Short answer work and essays.

What skills or qualities will I need?

An interest in the subject

An inquiring and lively mind

An enjoyment of discussion and debate

An ability to express yourself well in discussion and on paper


Entry requirements


You do not need to have studied History at GCSE but we would recommend a good GCSE grade in an essay writing subject.


Future opportunities

History A level is useful for careers in:

accountancy, law, banking and finance, business, civil service, human resources, management, journalism, medicine, politics, television and radio.



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 years