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History, A Level (level 3) at Wrotham School

Course description

This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level and vocational).

Course content

Paper 1: Britain, 1625-1701: Conflict, revolution and Settlement

30% A level

2 hours 15 minutes

Students study one of eight options, e.g. Russia 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin.

Assessment

Section A: one breadth essay

Section B: one breadth essay

Section C: one interpretations question

 

Paper 2: Russia in Revolution, 1894-1924

20% A level

1 hour 30 minutes

Students study one depth study, e.g. Mao’s China, 1945–76, which has a thematic connection to the breadth study in Paper 1, e.g. communism. There is a choice of two depth studies for each Paper 1 topic.

Assessment

Section A: one source question

Section B: one depth essay

 

Unit 3: British Experience of Warfare (year 13)

30% A level

2 hours 15 minutes

Students study one topic which covers at least 100 years, e.g. The British experience of warfare c1790–1918.

Assessment

Section A: one source question

Section B: one depth essay

Section C: one breadth essay

 

Paper 4: Controlled Assessment (year 13)

20% A level

Students complete an independently researched enquiry on historical interpretations, e.g. the origins of WW1 or origins of the Cold War.

Assessment

3000-4000 word essay

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE history and grade 4 or above in GCSE English. 

Alternatively, for students who have not previously studied GCSE history, a grade 5 or above in GCSE English is required.

Assessment

80% Examination; 20% Coursework (in the second year)

Future opportunities

History is recognised and valued as an academic subject.  If your CV states that you have studied A level history, then future employers and universities will be impressed.  History is not just a subject valued by employers in museums; it is also particularly valued by the legal profession, those working in writing and journalism, and the public service industry.  In fact the analytical, reasoning and writing skills you develop through studying can be transferred to virtually any career.

Further information

As with any level 3 qualification, there is an increased demand for students to work independently. Students, therefore, must expect to study outside of lesson time and will be expected to work for approximately five hours a week outside of lessons in order to complete the work to A*-C grade standard.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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