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A Level History at The Cottesloe School

Course description

You will study 4 modules all of which are assessed at the end of year 13. The course covers both British and international history and covers a breath of 200 years.

Unit 1 Britain 1930-1997 Churchill 1930-1951. 25% of the A level and exam of one hour and 30 minutes.

Unit 2 A non British period study. The USA in the 19th century: Westward expansion and the American civil war 1803-1890. Worth 15% of the A level , 1 hour exam.

Unit 3 Thematic study and historical interpretations Russia and its rulers 1855- 1964. Worth 40% of the A level, a 2 hours and 30 minutes exam

Unit 4 Coursework Internally marked and externally moderated. 3000-4,000 word researched essay based upon an independent investigation of an historical issue, the choice of topic may be one from the other units studied or can be something the student has not studied at A level. Worth 20% of the A level. All the courses are examined at the end of the course in Year 13.

Future opportunities

You will develop a number of key skills which Universities and employers look for, these include: the ability to select information from a broad range of materials; evaluating and then drawing conclusions from data; preparing reasoned and structured arguments in favour or against a hypothesis; research skills; independence; analysis skills; understanding information to apply to a puzzle; communications skills both verbally and in writing; time management and prioritising of tasks; solving historical conundrums; planning and organising to complete tasks and finally the drive and determination to succeed. History is a popular subject and highly regarded both by employers and in further education. Studying history equips you with skills useful in a variety of occupations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cottesloe School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

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