AS LEVEL HISTORY: European Option

Why Choose AS Level History?


The syllabus aims to develop:

  • an interest in the past and an appreciation of human endeavour
  • a greater knowledge and understanding of historical periods or themes
  • a greater awareness of historical concepts such as cause and effect, similarity and difference, and change and continuity
  • an appreciation of the nature and diversity of historical sources available, and the methods used by historians
  • an exploration of a variety of approaches to different aspects of history and different interpretations of particular historical issues
  • the ability to think independently and make informed judgments on issues
  • an empathy with people living in different places and at different times
  • a firm foundation for further study of History.

How Are Candidates assessed?

Paper 1: Document Question / 1 hour / 40%

Paper 2: Outline Study / 1 hour 30 mins / 60%

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