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History

                   
 

Why?

 

A History qualification is highly prized by Universities and employers. A study of History gives you transferable skills including essay writing, research and reaching sustained judgement. Students embarking on this course will have an innate appreciation of how the past impacts upon the present. Students will need to be willing to debate and revise their thinking in view of the uncovering of more evidence.

 

Course Structure

 

In Year 1 you will study:

 

Component 1:

 

Breadth study: 1G Challenge and transformation: Britain, c1851–1964

 

Victorian and Edwardian Britain, c1851–1914

 

              Reform and challenge, c1851–c1886

              Challenges to the status quo, c1886–1914

 

Component 2:

 

Depth study: Unit 2, 2O Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945

 

The Weimar Republic, 1918–1933

              The Establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918–1924

              The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic, 1924–192

              The Collapse of Democracy, 1928–1933

 

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes Three questions (one compulsory) 80 marks

 

In Year 2 you will study:

 

Component 1:

 

Breadth study: 1G Challenge and transformation: Britain, c1851–1964

 

The World Wars and their legacies:

 

Britain, 1914–1964

 

1.             The Great War and its impact, 1914–1939

2.             Transformation and change, 1939–1964

 

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes Three questions (one compulsory) 80 marks

 

Component 2:

 

Depth study: Unit 2, 2O Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945

 

Nazi Germany, 1933–1945 (A level only)

 

1.             The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933–1939

2.             The Racial State, 1933–1941

 

3.             The impact of War, 1939–1945

 

Component 3:

 

Historical Investigation

 

A personal study based on a topic of student’s choice. This should take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years. It must not duplicate the content of options chosen for Components 1 and 2.

 

3,000 – 3,500 words

 

40 marks

 

Extended Learning

 

This will include research and essay writing and students will be expected to read widely around topic.

 

 

Examining Body

 

AQA

 

Entry Criteria

 

level 3 Sixth Form entry requirements

 

Course Leader

 

Mrs J Chamberlin