You will learn how to construct explanations of the past through analysing and evaluating historical sources. In year 12 you will learn about the Russian Revolutions (1900-1921) and the impact of war on Britain between1900-2007. In Year 13 you will study debates about the Holocaust and complete a personal study. Assessment: AS – 2 exams (90 minutes each) (50%) A Level – 1 (30%) Controlled Assessment 1 - Coursework Unit (20%) plus AS content.
The subject of History is undergoing some exciting changes, meaning you will have
the opportunity to study some new topics covering at least 200 years of History.
History is a fascinating subject which helps you to make sense of the past and its
connections to the present thereby helping to understand the world we live in.
The subject also enables you to develop valuable and transferable skills such as
literacy, organising and planning research, analysis and evaluation.
• Britain 1930 to 1997 with an enquiry topic on Churchill will be assessed in examination.
• Russia 1894 to 1941 will be assessed in examination
• Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries.
• Historical enquiry coursework unit with a focus on the Third Reich or the Holocaust.
Grade 5 or above in GCSE English
Students who study AS/A Level History have access to a wide range of careers and higher education opportunities. By the end of your course, you will have learned how to evaluate and analyse information, how to weigh up evidence
and how to communicate complex ideas effectively. These skills are recognised and valued by employers, universities
and colleges. History combines well with Maths and Science subjects to create an attractive portfolio or qualifications, enabling a student to move on to a university science based course. Combined with English and a modern foreign language, it would provide a good basis for an arts or language based degree. History AS/A Level provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including Politics, Teaching, Heritage Marketing, Heritage Management, Archaeology, Journalism, Author, Media, Civil Service, and Law Professions.