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History A Level at Newlands Girls' School

Course description

Should you choose to study History, your skills of analysis and evaluation will be developed along with your ability to form a structured and considered argument. We will teach you to deal with conflicting data, consider evidence and strengthen your communication skills, both written and oral. A Level History is for you if you have an interest in the way the world has changed and developed through time. History is regarded as a useful qualification for a wide range of higher education or career choices, for example, Law, Journalism, Business and Politics.

Course content

At AS you will study: Unit 1: “Consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty: England, 1485-1547”
Unit 2: “To the brink of Nuclear War: International Relations, c1945- 1963”
At A Level you will study:Year 1
Unit 1: “Consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty: England, 1485-1547”
Unit 2: “To the brink of Nuclear War: International Relations, c1945- 1963”

Year 2
Unit 1: “England: Turmoil and Triumph, 1547-1603”
Unit 2: “From Détente to the end of the Cold War, c1963-1991”
Unit 3: “Historical Investigation”

Entry requirements

You need to have achieved grade C minimum in History GCSE to be considered for this course.

Assessment

AS Assessment:Unit 1: External examination – 1 hour & 30 minutes – Two questions
Unit 2: External examination – 1 hour & 30 minutes – Two questions
 
A Level assessment: Unit 1: External examination – 2 hours & 30 minutes – Three questions
Unit 2: External examination – 2 hours & 30 minutes – Three questions
Unit 3: Internally assessed – 3000-3500 word essay

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newlands Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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