History A level at Hartismere School
During your course you will learn:
· about the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in history;
· how and why societies have changed over time;
· about the theories of historians and the language that they use to discuss their ideas;
· to understand the nature of historical evidence and the methods used by historians to analyse and evaluate it;
· to develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented;
· to express your own historical ideas confidently and effectively.
The components are:
• Component 1: Breadth StudyPart One: Absolutism Challenged: Britain, 1603–1649 Part Two: Monarchy restored and restrained: Britain, 1649–1702
• Component 2: Depth StudyPart One: The Weimar Republic, 1918–1933
Part Two: Nazi Germany, 1933–1945
• Component 3: Historical Investigation (Personal Study)
Students will be required to submit a Historical Investigation based on a development or issue which has been subject to different historical interpretations.
It is not necessary to have studied History at GCSE level but a grade B in English is required for these students. For those that have followed the GCSE course a grade B or above is required.
AS is short for Advanced Subsidiary. This is a standalone qualification studied for one year. All Hartismere students will sit AS exams so that they can have as much choice as possible about the subjects they continue with in year 13. All work in
year 12 is preparation for the full A level qualification which is taken at the end of year 13.
Assessment in History is through a mix of exam and coursework.
Careers in law, personnel management, banking, the civil service and teaching. The study of History will enable you to develop skills essential in the modern world.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartismere School directly.