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History AS/A Level at Saint Cecilia's Church of England School

Course description

An A-Level Qualification in History is held in high esteem by universities and employers alike due to its academic nature. It should also leave its students well equipped if they perhaps wish to lead a future revolution against an unpopular government or lead a country through an economic crisis.

 

Course content

Unit 1 Breadth Study – The British Empire 1857 - 1967 Breadth study with interpretations AS Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 50 marks, one interpretation essay, one knowledge-based essay A Level Exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 80 marks, one interpretation essay, two knowledge-based essays (40% A Level).

Unit 2 Depth Study – Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917-1953 Depth study with sources AS Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes, 50 marks, one source essay, one knowledge-based essay. A Level Exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 80 marks, one source essay, two knowledge-based essays (40% A Level).

Unit 3 - Historical Investigation A personal study based on a topic of your choice in the context of 100 years. It must be different from Units 1 and 2. A Level only: 3,000-3,500 words, 40 marks, 20% of A Level.

Entry requirements

You don't need to have studied History at GCSE level; however, this would be an advantage. If you have not done so, you will be required to have achieved at least a Grade 'B' in GCSE English or History.

Assessment

Essay and written examination.

Financial information

Students in the Sixth Form, who are in need of some financial support, may be eligible for the Schools 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. This is the fund which replaces EMA and has been allocated directly, by the Government, to individual Schools to administer. This funding, however, does not replicate EMA and the amount of money available for distribution is much less. Therefore, we are committed to distributing Bursaries to those students with the greatest need. Eligibility for Guaranteed Bursary Students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year.

This group includes: People in care, care leavers, people claiming income support, disabled young people who receive Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Future opportunities

There are so many careers out there that require the skills that a study of history can bring; law, medicine, business, finance, accountancy, tourism, town planning, politics, journalism, research to name but a few!

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact us on 0208 7801244 or info@saintcecilias.london

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Cecilia's Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016
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