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History AQA AS and A Level at Sir John Leman High School

Course description

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.

Extended Learning:

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

Course content

AS Level:

Component 1:

Breadth study:

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:

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

A Level:

Component 1:

Breadth study:

Challenge and transformation: Britain, c1851 – 1964

The World Wars and their legacies: Britain, 1914 – 1964

  • The Great War and its impact, 1914 – 1939
  • Transformation and change, 1939 – 1964 

Component 2:

Depth study:

Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918 – 1945 Nazi Germany, 1933 – 1945

(A level only)

  • The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933 – 1939 
  • The Racial State, 1933 – 1941
  • The impact of War, 1939 – 1945 

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.

 

Entry requirements

Level 3 Sixth Form entry requirements: 

  • a minimum of 5A*-C grades at GCSE Level across at least 4 different subject areas
  • ideally this should include a Grade 5 for English Language and mathematics. 

Assessment

AS Level:

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

A Level:

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

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Leman High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017
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