What do I learn?
Whilst studying the History AS level you will learn about Britain and Europe during the 20th Century. The particular focus will be upon decolonisation and Africa, plus Britain’s relations with India.
Your study will include the following
• unit 1: Britain, the scramble for Africa and retreat from empire decolonisation 1957-1981
• unit 2: Britain and the nationalist challenge in India
• unit 3: A world divided: Superpower relations 1944-1990
• unit 4: The Middle East and the Arab Israeli conflict, 1900-2001 (compulsory coursework unit).
You will learn through a range of enjoyable and interesting activities and areas of study. The assessment will be mainly through timed examinations with coursework in the second year.
What do I gain?
Your History AS level can be a stand-alone qualification or lead on to A2 study. Your study may involve an overseas residential trip to places of historical interest. You will explore local historical sites and view historical manuscripts.
You will have your own specialist personal tutor who you will meet individually or as part of a group tutorial and they will help you set review and achieve your targets. There is an extensive programme of support to help you make higher education decisions and move on to university. The vast majority of A level students progress successfully to higher education.
There is an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer and you will be encouraged to select from a range including volunteering, work experience, sport and performing.
What do I need?
Minimum six academic GCSEs at A*-C (4) including English Language and Maths but excluding PE, Dance, Catering i.e. subjects with a large practical component.
For this subject you will also need Minimum grade 5 in GCSE English (either Lang or Lit).
What can I do next?
You could progress on to higher level study including politics, international relations, archaeology and anthropology degree courses, or seek employment in roles such as a researcher or data analyst.
What else do I need to know?
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