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History at Immanuel College

Course description

This course allows students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history.Building on skills and knowledge acquired at Key Stage 3 and GCSE level, it allows students to develop their understanding of the past through the study of aspects of British and non-British history.It will appeal to independent learners with curious and enquiring minds, people who like to think critically and reflectively.It will offer the opportunity to investigate different themes, concepts and periods of time.Students will ask questions, make links and draw comparisons, evaluate evidence and organise their ideas to reach substantiated judgements.  

Course content

The AS course comprises two units, each assessed by an exam and with an equal weighting of 50% of the total AS mark.

  • Unit 1 is a development study focusing on change and consolidation over time.
  • Unit 2 is a depth study concentrating on a short period of change.
The content of the units has been chosen to compliment the GCSE history course as well as introducing new themes and periods of time.

Entry requirements

You must have passed your GCSE in English with at least a Grade C.It would be useful, although not essential, to have achieved a Grade C or above in history.Students who have not studied history at GCSE level will be considered individually.

Future opportunities

The skills which students develop at AS/A2 level history make it a well-respected and valued qualification for a wide variety of courses in Higher Education and a range of careers.You can do many different things besides being a history teacher!

Further information

You must enjoy finding out about the past! You need to be a confident reader and to be able to communicate your ideas in writing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Immanuel College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

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