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History A Level at Parkstone Grammar School

Course description


As the A Level has changed in line with national changes, the AS Level marks do not count towards the A Level Qualification.
Students need to recap their content understanding from Year 12 as this will be examined at the end of Year 13, making it a complete 2 year course.


Course content

Unit 1C:- TheTudors: England 1485-1603 - This unit addresses the key questions considered in the AS course to a greater degree of depth and continues the development
Unit 2G:- The Birth of the USA 1760-1801


Details and length of examinations:
Unit 1C: 40% of A Level, written paper 2hours 30mins
Unit 2G: 40% of A Level, written paper 2hours 30mins
Historical Enquiry: 20% of A Level to be completed throughout the year
Candidates will be required to submit a Historical Enquiry of 3500 words, based on the investigation of a historical issue (Either Stuart
England or 19th/20th Century Germany). The principal characteristics of this are that:
The work is that of an individual working within a framework that is specified by AQA
The work is based on a historical investigation and demonstrates some awareness of historiography
A range of sources is considered and evaluated
Synoptic understanding is demonstrated by studying an issue over 100 years
The enquiry is presented in essay format and written in continuous prose


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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    • We are a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 selective girls’ school offering outstanding education to the girls of Poole and its surrounding area. Founded in 1905 Parkstone has continued to provide excellent academic results within a warm, friendly and vibrant community. We are a six form entry school with 1250 students including 370 in the sixth form.

      Girls at Parkstone are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities.