History (A Level) at Broadway Academy
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.
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
5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (including English and History)
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.
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
www.aqa.org.uk - exam board information
www.besthistorysites.net - A portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts
Mr Dyson or Ms Ali
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