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History A Level at Newport Girls' High School

Course description

History is a subject that encourages students to critically evaluate and interpret evidence from the past in order to develop reasoned hypotheses and form balanced judgments.  With such transferable skills, History therefore provides an excellent foundation for various higher education courses, as well as increasing employability in a range of career areas, especially those that require developed communication skills. Some examples include Journalism, Law, Politics and Management.

Course content

A Level history includes:

Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Worth 40%

Worth 40%

Worth 20%

External examination

External examination


Breadth study with interpretations

Depth study with sources

Historical enquiry based on interpretations

Paper Code 1H:

Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964

Paper Code 2B:

The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1499


‘The Golden Age of Spain, 1474-1598’


Entry requirements

Previous knowledge of the subject is not a requirement, as some of the topics are new to all students. Instead, a genuine interest and enthusiasm, initiative, critical thinking and debate are more valuable skills

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years


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    • Transport may be available in conjunction with other providers from Telford, Market Drayton and Wolverhampton.  Public service buses run from Stafford, Telford and Shrewsbury.  A number of local arrangements are also coordinated by parents.  A leaflet detailing bus routes and times is available from the school.