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History (A Level) at Broadway Academy

Course description

A level History further develops the skills students have shown in their GCSE studies. Students will get an opportunity to further develop their historical skills; they will learn how to operate like a professional historian and will gain valuable skills that will serve them well in a wide range of disciplines in the future. They will also study topics that are accessible and relevant to the modern world – gaining new insights into today’s politics, society, economy and world affairs. Students study for two examined units, and one Non–Examined Assessment (coursework). Students will take an AS exam at the end of Year 12 and full A level exams at the end of Year 13. The NEA is researched and written during the course and finished by Easter of Year 13.

Course content

1A: The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204

2S: The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

 

In Year 12 students study roughly half of each time period and are examined on their knowledge of that period only. In Year 13, students study the remainder of the period, and are examined on their knowledge of the whole topic. Each exam in Year 13 is worth a total of 40% of the marks

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (including English and History)

Assessment

In Year 12 students study roughly half of each time period and are examined on their knowledge of that period only. In Year 13, students study the remainder of the period, and are examined on their knowledge of the whole topic. Each exam in Year 13 is worth a total of 40% of the marks.

 

The remaining 20% of the marks come from researching and writing a Non-Examined Assessment piece with the title: “How far was the British Empire a positive force for change in India between the years 1847-1957?” This involves writing an essay of approximately 4000 words.

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Future opportunities

Social worker Teacher Governmental research

Lecturer Charity work Politics Human resource management Probation Journalism Advertising Religious organisations Marketing

Counselling Housing officer Corporate research Governmental services

Further information

Websites:

www.aqa.org.uk - exam board information

www.besthistorysites.net - A portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/history.shtml


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How to apply

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Last updated date: 07 July 2018
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    • Broadway Academy is situated in Perry Barr in the north of Birmingham.

      We are very proud of our £21million new building which boasts state of the art facilities and a learning environment that is second to none.

      The Sixth Form is an important part of the whole school and students have permanent access to teaching staff and and resources to support their learning. The Sixth Formers are role models to the younger students and help support them by mentoring and running extra-curricular clubs.

      There are excellent public transport links for students coming from across the city.