History A Level at Archway School
The content of the AS course, though it is a completely separate qualification, comprises the first part of the A Level course in both Units. This means it will be easy for students to take A Level History the following year.
The course focuses on changes and developments in
these two periods and tests skills of developed explanation, analysis and source evaluation.
The A Level History course involves the study of one modern and one early-modern topic. This fulfils the new requirement that all History courses must cover a chronological range of at least 200 years so as to provide students with a broad range of historical knowledge.
The coursework unit requires each student to submit an extended essay in response to a question of their choosing, though we can focus on a particular topic for everyone, as long as each student’s question within that topic is different. At the moment our coursework topic is Civil Rights in the USA, but no final decision has been made on this.
There are two units and both will be examined at the end of the year. Paper 2 includes the interpretation and evaluation of sources.
Unit 1: Breadth Study - The Tudors, England, 1485-1547
Unit 2: Depth Study - Democracy and Nazism, Germany, 1918-1933
The two exams at the end of Y13 are each worth 40% of the final mark. Paper 2includes the interpretation and evaluation of sources. Unit 3 is worth 20% of the final mark.
Unit 1:Breadth Study The Tudors: England, 1485-1603
Unit 2: Depth Study Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945
Unit 3: Coursework
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is made available from the Government – to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. Further information regarding eligibility and application forms are available from the sixth form.
History A level is an obvious choice for anyone wishing to study single or joint honours History at University. This could lead to jobs directly related to History, such as teaching or archival or museum work. History is also a favoured A level for courses in Journalism, Law, Politics, Anthropology and others.
History is a fine compliment to many other A Levels including English, Languages, Geography, Anthropology, Politics and even practical subjects such as Theatre Studies, Music, and Textiles.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archway School directly.