AS Level History

Course Code: HISAS
Learning Aim Code: 60149747
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time (with two additional A Levels, Academic Skills and Tutorial) or Part-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

Are you passionate about discovering how the world today has developed?

Are you interested in analysing events from the past and hoping to improve the future?

Then this is the right course for you!

A Level History brings together the study of history, culture, politics, economics, sociology and psychology. It is an exciting subject that encourages you to question events of the past and to draw your own conclusions. As part of your course you will learn about how Lenin came to power in Russia, why a large proportion of German society voted Hitler to power, the birth of the teenager in modern Britain and whether the swinging sixties really deserve that title.

History is a well-respected subject and welcomed by all universities, while the skills you learn are highly valued by employers in all career paths.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Tsarist Russia 1855-1917 (AS)
  • Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945 (AS)
  • The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007 (A2)
  • Historical Investigation (A2)

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of history’s intrinsic value and significance in society
  • Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of all aspects of British and non-British history
  • Acquire an understanding of the nature of historical study, for example, that history is concerned with judgments based on available evidence and that historical judgments may be provisional and subject to change as new evidence comes to light
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them
  • Develop your confidence as an effective and independent learner with an ability to think critically and reflectively with an enquiring mind
  • Develop your use and understanding of historical terms, concepts ad skills
  • Improve your ability to make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past
  • Improve your confidence in arguing a case and reaching substantiated judgments through organising and communication your historical knowledge and understanding in different ways
  • Improve your research, analytical, critical reasoning, presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in class debates and presentations

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by three exams and one piece of 3,500 word coursework.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in a range of areas including law, civil service, education, journalism, business, finance, intelligence work, publishing, archeology, museum work, heritage or the armed forces
  • Progress on to Higher Education, employment or an apprenticeship

What are the Entry Requirements?

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths (specified which for some courses)

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