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History A level


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Course Duration

A Level 2 year course.

Standard Entry Requirements

Assessment of A Level:

Subject content
A-level students must take assessments in all three of the following components in the same series:

Component 1: Breadth Study (1C) The Tudors : England 1485 -1603 - 2½ hour exam

Component 2: Depth Study (2O) Democracy and Nazism Germany 1918-1945 2½ hour exam

Component 3: Historical Investigation Civil Rights in the USA 1865- 1968 assessed through coursework in the form of 3,500 word research project covering a period of at least a hundred years and a critical evaluation of the sources used in the light of the completed study, including a brief bibliography of 500 words.

Students must: • study the history of more than one country
• study a minimum of 20% British history
• study topics from a chronological range of at least 200 years

Course Overview

The course will develop your skills of analysis, evaluation and communication, while gaining in knowledge and understanding of the periods studied using a variety of learning styles including: whole class tuition, small group work and individual research. There will be note taking, discussions/debates, student presentations, some IT work, audio and video/DVDs. You will be expected to do personal reading and take responsibility for your own learning, although guidance and help are always available. Trips to Parliament, Auschwitz and the First World War battlefields will enhance your learning.

Career Progression

Students who have taken A Level History have gone on to university to study a wide range of subjects and/or have entered such careers as accountancy, law, the civil service, librarianship, teaching, commercial and administrative work.

Further Information

History will be taught both in the classroom and also during field work visits. These visits will include museums, historical places of interest as well as a trip abroad being offered to students both in their first and second years.