AS and A2 Level History at The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College
Unit 1: Russian Revolution 1881-1924
Stalin’s Russia 1924-1953
Written exam in June. Students will answer 2 essay questions in 1 hour 20 minutes.
Unit 2: The Experience of Warfare in Britain: Crimea, Boer War and the First World War, 1854-
Written exam in June. Students will answer 2 source-based questions in 1 hour 20 minutes.
Unit 3: From Kaiser to Fuhrer
Written exam in June. Students will answer 1 essay question and 1 source-based question in 2 hours.
Unit 4: Historical Enquiry
Students will address key aspects of a chosen theme, from Civil War to Civil Rights USA 1863-1980, in
order to develop their
understanding of the process of chance over a hundred years.
Students will complete an assignment in two parts, totalling 4,000 words.
This assignment will be carried out throughout the year and will be internally assessed.
Your GCSE results are very important. Not only do you need good results to come into Sixth Form, they
are also the first thing that an employer or University Admissions Tutor will look at on your application
We expect applicants to Sixth Form intending to study Advanced courses to have a minimum of 5
grades A*-C on their GCSE certificate. You should be aiming for high grades in those subjects you are
choosing at AS level, with Grade B or above. If you did not have the opportunity to study this subject
previously, the teacher will look at your performance in related subjects.
If your certificate is mostly As and Bs you will cope very well with 4 AS levels leading to 3 A2 levels. If it
is mostly Cs you must think carefully: it would be better to do 3.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College directly.