History AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
The course centres on British, European and World
History, considering continuity and change over time
with in-depth investigations and enquiries from a range
of historical perspectives. Full details are available on the
You can expect to:
• Investigate historical problems through the study
of texts, written sources, visual records and film or
• Engage in group and class discussion on a range of
• Deliver seminars and presentations.
• Develop your independent research skills.
• Use your analytical and evaluative skills to produce
coherent, detailed and persuasive written and verbal
responses to specific historical tasks and issues.
Grade B or above in GCSE History.
AS: 100% examination.
A2: 60% examination; 40% coursework
Where does it lead?
History is a highly respected academic discipline for
university entrance and leads on to a wide variety of
career options. These include the legal profession,
journalism, the media (written and broadcast), finance,
the civil service and local government, the armed
forces, museum, archival and library services, the heritage
industry, teaching and almost any career that involves a
management capacity. History is also valuable and
interesting for its own sake and one of the best reasons
for choosing it is because you have a genuine interest
and enjoy it.
Other useful information
There are opportunities for participation in field trips
both in Britain and abroad related to the History course
and conferences provided by universities to aid
understanding, appreciation and insight into the various
aspects of historical study.
Students’ views …
“History has really improved my communication skills. I
can now put a fluent argument together in essays and
in presentations. This really helps my progress in other
“I now understand the modern world so much more by
studying the past.”
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.