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History A Level at Priory School Edgbaston

Course description

History at A Level enables you to continue to explore how people thought, reacted and lived in the past. By choosing History at Priory School Sixth Form you will be studying some of the key political figures and events of the twentieth century, as well as examining the significant impact they have had on the world we live in. History combines the use of Primary and Secondary sources and will develop your skills of analysis, evaluation and explanation. 

Course content

Topics studied:

 

Year One

Component 1-HIS1C

Breadth Study

50% of AS

Tudors: England, 1485–1547

 

Component 2 – HIS20

Depth Study

50% of AS

Democracy and Nazism 1918-1945

Assessment

AS = 2 x 1 hour 30mins examination

 

A-Level

Component 1- HIS1C

Breadth Study

40% of A Level.

The Tudors: England, 1485–1603

 

Component 2 – HIS20

Depth Study

40% of A Level.

Democracy and Nazism 1918-1945

Component 3- Historical Investigation

20% of A Level

Assessment

Coursework – 3000-3,500 word historical enquiry essay on the subject of your choice.

A level = 2 x 2 hour 30 minutes examinations

Future opportunities

History at A-Level is highly regarded by universities as a rigorous academic subject. The study of History opens doors to a range of careers in areas such as Law, Politics, Civil Service, the Media, Business Management and Administration, Finance, Computing and Human Resources to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Priory School Edgbaston directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016

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    • We warmly welcome applications from internal and external candidates. In order to obtain admission into Priory Sixth Form, candidates must achieve a minimum of 5 A* – C grades including a minimum of a grade C in English language and mathematics. Students are also advised to choose subjects where they have achieved a grade A or B at GCSE. It is equally important for advance level study that applicants display strong self-discipline and commitment.

      Prospective pupils should complete a registration form and Sixth Form application during the Autumn term prior to taking their GCSEs. Interviews will take place early in the Spring Term and an Induction Day will be held late in the Summer Term prior to starting Priory Sixth Form. Candidates will also have the opportunity to tour the Sixth Form with a member of our senior leadership team.

      A conditional offer will be made to internal and external candidates upon receiving their predicted GCSE grades. A firm offer will be made on GCSE results day.