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History AS & A Level at St Anne's Catholic School

Course description

History at St Anne’s continues to offer challenging and relevant materials and skills for those moving on to university and those entering ‘gainful employment’. In terms of content we continue to work on understanding the world as it is through studying key elements of the past that have contributed signifi cantly to the world as it stands.

Course content

In Year 12 the focus is the life and demise of Communism in Europe using the Soviet Union and East Germany as examples Beyond this we also look signifi cantly at Britain and the way it has developed towards the welfare state created after World War 2. There will be a coursework component in which a particular problem and a variety of historians’ interpretations is investigated.

Students enjoy the challenge of history, and it establishes a set of approaches to issues that serve beyond the school and university context. They engage with ‘real life’ issues of governance, democracy and social participation, issues that will be appropriate to help them guide future decisions.

Units Year 12

  • Russia 1917-1991
  • German Democratic Republic 1949-90

Units Year 13

  • Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939
  • Coursework on Historians’ views of the German Democratic Republic.

Entry requirements

Grade B and above in History GCSE required.


Assessment is conducted through written examination and coursework.

Future opportunities

Studying History in the Sixth Form is particularly useful for careers involving researching, evaluating and analysing information. History students tend to do well in positions where applied knowledge and intelligence are central, including, but not exclusively, law, journalism, PR, personnel management, banking and accountancy as well as more ‘obvious’ paths such as museum/archive work and teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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