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History at St. Katherine's School

Course description

The AS Level History course comprises of two elements; British and German History.

*The British element focuses on the years 1918-51 considering the issues of the General Strike, the Hungry 30’s and the effect of World War Two on society.

*The German History covers many fascinating areas such as the origins of the final solution and the secret of Hitler’s success.

The course includes the opportunity to visit the Holocaust Exhibition, the Houses of Parliament and Auschwitz Concentration camp in Poland.

At A2 the course covers aspects of American history including the struggle of different groups to gain their freedom and equal rights within American society.

Students are also able to investigate a historical problem of their choice with topics ranging from the reasons behind the Salem with trials to the more modern day problem of terrorism.

Entry requirements

In terms of grades it is important to have gained at least a C at GCSE in History, or if History  was not studied, a good grade in English would be considered.

More important than grades, however, is attitude. You must have a love of History and show enthusiasm for the subject.

History helps us to understand the world that we live in through an appreciation of how we got here.

Although the entry requirement for this subject is a C, students with a B or above have proved more likely to achieve success on the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St. Katherine's School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years