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History AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

This course will encourage your interest in and enthusiasm for history. It will provide you with an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance. You will acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non-British history. This will build on your understanding of the past and will improve you as an effective and independent learner as well as a critical and reflective thinker. You will have the opportunity to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them. Topics are examined in-depth through the use of texts and sources.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English at Grade B or above. History GCSE is not necessary but would benefit the student.


80% examination, 20% coursework.

Units One, Two and Three are externally examined (80%). Unit Four is a coursework unit (20%).

Future opportunities

History is a well-respected qualification that can be combined with a number of subjects and can lead to a wide range of careers such as law, journalism, archaeology, management, politics, the Civil Service or social work.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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