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History

                   
 

A History qualification is highly prized by Universities and employers. A study of History gives you transferable skills including essay writing, research, 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.

 

 

AS Course Structure

 

 

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

 

 

A Level Course Structure

 

 

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 (A-level only)

2. Transformation and change, 1939–1964 (A-level only)

 

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 (A level only)

2. The Racial State, 1933–1941 (A level only)

3. The impact of War, 1939–1945 (A level only)

 

Component 3:

 

Historical Investigation: A personal study based on a chosen topic. 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.

 

 

 

Entry Criteria

level 3 Sixth Form

entry requirements

 

Course Leader

Mrs. J. Chamberlin