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History AS/A Level at Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan

Course description

History is a subject that allows students to strengthen and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the cultures and traditions of Wales and to set this in a wider British, European and World context. Students will study the history of Wales and England, c.1880-1980 (Period Study) and Nazi Germany, c.1933-1945 (Depth Study).

Course content

AS Unit Titles
HY1: Aspects of the History of Wales and England c.1880-1980

  • England and Wales in transition, c.1880-1929
  • British foreign policy, c.1902-1939

HY2: Nazi Germany c.1933-1945

  • The establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and life in Germany

A2 Unit Titles
HY3: Nazi Germany c.1933-1945

  • War and Holocaust (coursework)

HY4: Aspects of the History of Wales and England, c.1880-1980

  • Depression and austerity, 1929-1951
  • Britain and Europe, c.1880-1980
  • Nazi Germany c.1933-1945
  • War and defeat, c.1939-1945

Entry requirements

A GCSE in History is not required but it is expected that potential candidates have achieved GCSE Grade C in English.


HY1: 30% 1 hour 40 min written paper - Two structured questions, from a choice of four
HY2: 20% 1 hour 20 min written paper - One set of questions, based on the evaluation of historical sources and interpretations, from a choice of two
HY3: 20% Internal Assessment - Submission of an internally-set assignment, of between 3000 – 4000 words, focussing on a specific historical problem or issue arising from the depth study
HY4: 30% 2 hours 30 min Written Paper - One open-ended essay question from a choice of two, arising from the Period Study One open-ended essay question from a choice of two, arising from the In-depth Study

Future opportunities

History helps develop qualities of perception and judgement and provides a distinctive education by giving students a sense of the past, an awareness of the development of differing values, systems and societies and the inculcation of critical yet tolerant personal attitudes. History's ability to promote understanding between cultures and between national traditions remains as important as ever.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years