History, A Level
2 years

These courses allow you to combine different subjects. A Levels are assessed by examinations, usually at the end of the second year. In some subjects you will also take exams at the end of the first year. You will need at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C. You will usually need a grade C/4 in English and Maths, plus any other specific requirements set out under the subject entries.

This course will appeal to students who enjoy investigation and debate. You will be encouraged to question, imagine, argue and learn to challenge written and visual evidence to reach your own conclusions.

 

This course will appeal to students who enjoy investigation and debate. You will be encouraged to question, imagine, argue and learn to challenge written and visual evidence to reach your own conclusions.

You will study the French Revolution, arguably the most significant event in world history, looking in detail at the reasons for it, the main events of it and the events that followed it. You will also study British history between 1851 and 1964 and will learn how the British society we see today was formed including how it was influenced by, and further developed, the principles of the French Revolution.

 

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C (grade 9-4). You will normally need at least a grade C/4 in English Language and Maths. A GCSE qualification in History is useful but not essential. However, if you have taken GCSE History you will need at least a grade C.

 

The French Revolution exam will include analysis of primary sources. The British history exam will include the analysis of secondary sources.

You will also complete a 3,500 word coursework project on a title of your choice relating to the 100 year struggle for black civil rights in America 1865-1968. You must include primary sources in your coursework.

Written examinations will make 80% of your final mark and coursework will make 20% of your final mark. Both units will be examined at the end of the second year. You will have mock exams at least once during the two year course.

 

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