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History OCR AS Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

OCR’s AS Level in History A provides a fantastic curriculum to ignite and engage learners’ passions and interests. The content will create independent learners, critical thinkers and decision-makers. These personal skills will make them stand out as they progress to higher education and/or the workplace

Course content

OCR’s AS Level in History A has been designed to emphasise knowledge and argument, and to encompass a large range of traditional and new optional topics.

  • research – a key aspect of any history course is to develop research skills
  • independence – being able to work on your own to complete tasks
  • analysis – any historian must be able to take and understand information before applying it to solve a puzzle
  • communication – the ability to discuss key issues verbally and written down is vital to any future success. Historians use this skill daily and so university and employers will value someone who can articulate their thoughts and those of the business in a clear and professional way
  • time management – the skill of prioritising work is very important. By working through the questions, an AS level Historian will have effectively developed this
  • ICT – historians will develop their skills in history, from using simple word processors through to scouring the web for that vital piece of information that an essay just can’t do without
  • working with others – history can help develop this through class room activities
  • problem–solving – history is full of problems that need solving, the skills used to solve historical conundrums are the same as those used to solve real life issues
  • planning and organising – history teaches learners how to plan effectively to complete any tasks
  • drive and determination – any successful A level learner will have shown the drive and determination to succeed in gaining knowledge and acquiring skills.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied.


British period study and enquiry

  • (Y131-Y143)
  • 50 Marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes paper
  • 50%

Non-British period study

  • (Y231-Y254)
  • 50 marks
  • 1 hour 30 minutes paper
  • 50%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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