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History A/AS level at Highbury Grove School

Course description

History will encourage and develop your interest in and enthusiasm for history, providing 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.

Course content

You will be expected to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and develop your research skills to complete tasks. You will also demonstrate your understanding of the past through explanation and analysis, developing high order skills such as synthesis, change and continuity. History is interesting and fascinating; you will enjoy the diversity and challenge of this subject.

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs at grade C or above including minimum grade B in English and minimum grade B in History.


80% examination, 20% coursework.

Future opportunities

History is a highly respected subject, and studying it will enable you to develop skills that you will be able to use in a wide range of employments. For example in politics, public administration, teaching and the media, in business, administration, marketing, accountancy, in the law, journalism, archaeology and tourism. The subject will offer you the mental flexibility to adapt to a range of career options. 

Further information

To find out more about this course / qualification please contact us; or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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