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History (A) AS/A Level 3 at Fulston Manor School

Course description

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

History at A Level is interesting, engaging and enjoyable. Taking the course does not mean you are training to be a history teacher!

The subject is an excellent base for going on to further study at university or college of higher education. It will prepare you for all arts, social science and business study courses, obviously including History but also English, Law, Sociology to name a few.

There are not many careers except teaching and museum work where history has a direct bearing. However, you will find people with Advanced Level History in many different jobs. It is recognised for entry into careers such as journalism, the civil service, banking, administration and trainee management posts. A history qualification is so widely accepted because it shows you are able to think clearly, understand information and ideas, and explain things both orally and in writing.

Studying history at Fulston Manor School offers you the unique opportunity of investigating medieval history.

 

AIMS OF THE COURSE

To develop an understanding of key events, people and themes at a foundational time in our history.

To develop a wide range of skills including communication, analysis, evaluation, independent thinking and learning.

Course content

Unit 1: England 1199-1216, with particular focus on King John.

Unit 2: The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095-1192.

Unit 3: English Government and the Church 1066-1216. Unit 4: coursework.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on the A course a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (or equivalent), with a minimum of a 4 in History. Students who have not studied GCSE History may still do the course but discussion with the course teacher will be needed prior to being accepted. It is highly recommended that the student has a strong background in essay writing.

Assessment

Units 1-3 are assessed by external assessment (examination). Coursework is independently researched in the second year of the course.

Future opportunities

There are not many careers except teaching and museum work where History has a direct bearing. However you will find people with Advanced Level History in many different jobs. It is recognised for entry into careers such as journalism, the civil service, banking, administration and trainee management posts. A history qualification is so widely accepted because it shows you are able to think clearly, understand information and ideas, and explain things both orally and in writing.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your CXK Adviser or school/college careers staff.

This qualification is a ‘new style’ 2 year linear A Level. Whilst the AS qualification still exists it does not form part of the final A Level, and most students will be expected to study this course for the full two years.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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