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History AS Level at Graveney School

Course description

History develops a wide range of transferable skills. Students must learn to discover information using books, periodicals, the press, databases and the internet. They learn to read for meaning, to take useful notes, to memorise relevant details, to construct complex arguments and to illustrate them by referring to specific historical situations.

They learn to examine and evaluate the evidence of documents and images. They compare the evidence of historians of conflicting views and try to arrive at their own conclusions as to their reliability. Students learn to present arguments convincingly, both orally and in writing.

Course content

Breadth Study with Interpretations
Unit 1H: Britain transformed 1918 - 97
Depth Study
Unit 2H:1 The USA 1920 - 55 Boom, Bust and Recovery


Unit 1: Written paper – 2 hours 15 mins.
1 compulsory source based question, 2 essays from a choice of 4. (60% of total qualification).
Unit 2: Written paper – 1hours 30 mins.
1 compulsory source based question and 1 essay from a choice of 2. (40% of total qualification).

Future opportunities

The ability to use and synthesize information from a variety of sources and present it clearly and convincingly is a key skill in many professions. Education (including postgraduate research and teaching), journalism, media, publishing, politics, law, administration, personnel management and sales and promotion all require the kinds
of skills developed in A Level History. It combines very well with law and Economics, English and Modern Languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Graveney School directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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