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History A Level at Ursuline High School

Course description

Students will undertake breadth and depth studies to develop an understanding of a specific time period as well as the key events and turning points in History. Students build an extensive knowledge of the topics studied as well as developing skills such as analysis, evaluation and interpretation.

Course content

- Students study the Early Tudors in England (1485-1558)
- Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany (1919-1963)
- Students cover work on Civil Rights in the USA (1865-1992)
- The Development of Rights for Women in Great Britain (1865-c.1918) is the core focus of the coursework assignment


There are four units in the A Level:

Units 1 and 2 are studied in Year 12 and Units 3 and 4 are studied in Year 13.

Unit 1 – British period study (25%). Examination: 1 hour 30 mins (Early Tudors)

Unit 2 – Non-British period study (15%). Examination: 1 hour (Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany)

Unit 3 – Thematic study on historical interpretations (40%). Examination: 2 hours 30 mins (Civil Rights in the USA)

Unit 4 – Coursework assignment – 4000 word essay (20% - Development of Rights for Women)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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