History OCR AS and A Level at Larkmead School
This is a subject which is now a reformed A level which means that the result of the AS exams does not contribute to the overall A level mark and grade. If a student leaves the course after AS then this new type of AS is worth 40% of the UCAS points of the full A level for University entry in 2017 and beyond. If a student completes the two year A level course then it is only assessment at the end of the second year that counts towards the full A level grade.
Unit 1 All schools: Y112 England 1900-51
Unit 2 John Mason and Fitzharrys: Y212 American Revolution 1740-1796 Larkmead: Y213 The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815
Unit 3 John Mason: Y313 The Ascendancy of France 1610-1715 Fitzharrys: Y314 The Challenge of German Nationalism Larkmead: Y319 Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992
Unit 4 Y100: Independent Investigation John Mason and Fitzharrys: Free choice Larkmead: International Relations in the 1930s
How you will learn (investigations, course work etc.):
We use a variety of learning techniques in the classroom similar to those employed at GCSE.
Skills you will need:
- Ability to select and deploy relevant information to support arguments. Independent study skills.
- Willingness to ask questions and participate in discussion in class.
- Enjoyment of finding out about past civilizations and cultures.
- Love of reading.
- Ability to write coherently and strong literacy skills. Ability to analyse information critically
To study AS/A Levels you will normally need: A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above.
Unit 1: Source paper 25% of A2, 50% of AS. Unit 2: Essay paper 15% of A2, 50% of AS
Unit 3: Essay paper 40% of A2
Unit 4: Coursework 20% of A2
History can teach you to:
- understand the world today
- structure arguments and essays
- understand people and their behaviour
History will prepare you for university in all sorts of other subjects
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Larkmead School directly.