Accessibility links

AS and A2 level: History at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study History? History is a fluid and dynamic subject which is far removed from the traditional perception of simply being a study of the past. By studying History you will develop an in depth understanding of the world in which we live and in the process you will also develop a deeper appreciation of the social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversities which exist around us. You will understand the forces which have shaped today’s society and be able to make sense of the current economic and political climate.

Course content

What will I study? At AS level you will study texts in an anthology that will serve as the staple of the course and which covers a range of literary and non-literary texts. You will be introduced to the study of language change over time and will also study the spoken word. At A2 texts are studied in greater detail, including close analysis of a play. You will learn how to respond to both literary and non-literary texts of all kinds, and will learn how to approach and analyse a wide range of texts critically.

Entry requirements

4 A levels – 5 grades at B at GCSE including English and Maths

3 A levels – 6 A*-C including Maths and English.

Nearest relevant GCSE to A level at B grade.


How will I study? The lessons will be a combination of teacher-led activities, individual, pair and group work as well as both individual and group research projects and presentations. There is an examination in the summer term and a coursework component completes the course.

Future opportunities

English is an excellent choice for further study in any of the humanities areas. Contrary to popular belief teaching is not the main occupation of English graduates. Many go into research and consultancy, publishing, the creative industries and public services to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year