History

This course gives students knowledge and skills for life, including the ability to communicate clearly and to not accept everything at face value.

It will help you to make greater sense of the world we live in by giving you increased understanding of the events and people who have helped to shape it.

Students undertake a breadth study of how Britain was transformed between 1918 and 1997, conduct a study in depth on the USA in the 1920s and 1930s, investigate Tudor Rebellions, and produce coursework on American civil rights, which can be on a topic of choice from the end of the Civil War through to the assassination of Martin Luther King and emergence of Black Power.

Students have the opportunity in Years 12 and 13 to visit Hampton Court Palace, the National Archives, and the Houses of Parliament.

Careers

History is a highly revered and academic A Level. It is a versatile subject that opens doors to a variety of careers and higher education courses, including law and journalism. It also complements a wide range of A Level subjects such as Politics and English.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Entry criteria

Grade 5 in History or in an English if not studied.

Assessment

3 exams at the end of Year 13: 1. A breadth study on how Britain was transformed between 1918 and 1997 (30%)2. A depth study on America in the 1920s and 1930s (20%)3.An investigation into Tudor Rebellions (30%). 20% coursework on Civil Rights in the United States.

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