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History AS Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

History is about reconstructing and understanding the past on the basis of evidence. However, History is not just a study of the past. When we study our ancestors we are also investigating human behaviour and learning more about ourselves.

A wide range of sources will be used, including local fieldwork, film, photographs, portraits and documents. TMHS History students have achieved outstanding success for many years with a substantial proportion of high grades each year. Many students have continued to read the subject at university. The course is enjoyable and also of
great practical benefit for a wide variety of careers in law, journalism, business
or the media. History is highly regarded by employers who recognise that the skills learned are directly transferable to the world of work.

Course content

AS course consists of Unit 1 and 2. A2 course consists of all units.

Unit 1 European Period Study:
French Revolution and Napoleon 1774-1815
Unit 2 British Depth Study: England 1485– 1558: the Early Tudors including an
enquiry topic of the Mid Tudor Crises
Unit 3 Thematic study and historical interpretations
Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964
Unit 4 Topic based essay of the student’s choice

Entry requirements

Previous study of the subject at GCSE is desirable but not essential. Students entering the course without GCSE History should have a GCSE grade C in English.

Future opportunities

History develops a number of different skills of great value in any future career, including the ability to assess and understand attitudes, values and beliefs different from those of today, develop critical faculties through the evaluation of historical evidence, organise data, and present concise and logical argument in a verbal and written form.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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