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A Level History

History is a highly respected academic subject. It offers students the chance to study controversial personalities as well as the opportunity to look at recent and current global issues. It encourages independent and creative thinking as well as developing the skill of working with historical evidence.

What can this course lead to?

History is an excellent foundation to a range of degree courses and sits well with subjects such as English, RE, Politics and Law. It is useful for students considering careers such as Journalism, Law or Teaching.

 

Unit content    [Exam Board: AQA]

Breadth Study

(Year 12)

Depth Study

(Year 12)

Breadth Study

(Year 13)

Depth Study

(Year 13)

Historical Investigation  

(A Level)

 

The Making of a Superpower USA

1865 - 1920

 

Wars and Welfare - Britain in Transition

1906 - 1929

 

The Making of a Superpower USA

1920 - 1975

Wars and Welfare - Britain in Transition

1930-1957

 The Tudor State

Method of Assessment

Breadth Study

(Year 12)

Depth Study

(Year 12)

Breadth Study

(Year 13)

Depth Study

(Year 13)

Historical Investigation  

(A Level)

The Making of a Superpower USA

1865 - 1920

Wars and Welfare - Britain in Transition

1906 - 1929

The Making of a Superpower USA

1865 - 1920

Wars and Welfare - Britain in Transition

1906 - 1929

The Tudor State

1 hour 30 mins

Exam

50%

1 hour 30 mins

Exam

50%

2 hour 30 mins

Exam

40%

2 hour 30 mins

Exam

40%

3000-3500 word

investigation

20%

 

Minimum Entry Requirement

C grade in GCSE History or English

 

Further information

AQA A' Level History specification

For further information, please contact Mr D Williams (Deputy Headteacher) at the school.

 

 

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