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History at Saint John Bosco College

Course description

A Level History

Course content

First Year (AS)

Unit 1 Russia in Revolution 1881-1924, Stalin's Russia 1924-53
Unit 2 Henry VIII, Authority, Nation and Religion 1509-40

Second Year  (A2)

Unit 3 A world divided:Superpower Relation, 1944-90
Unit 4 Coursework Unit

The Specification aims to enable students to:

  • Acquire and effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of selected periods of histroy
  • Develop their understanding of historical terms and concepts
  • Explore the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies


Entry requirements

B Grade in History GCSE is highly recommended


AS: 100% Exam Based

A2: One 2 hour examination, 2 xoursework essays (max 4000 words)

Future opportunities

History is useful for careers which involve applying analytical skills, The following jobs are the most popular :

  • Teaching and Lecturing
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  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Law

Further information

History AS and A2 will suit you if you:

  • enjoy investigation and discovery
  • enjoy debate and putting forward a well argued case
  • wanty to improve your analytical skills
  • enjoy working more independently


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint John Bosco College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September