A Level History Medieval-Modern at Great Sankey High School
History A/AS level encourages you to think more critically and will develop your skills of analysis. A wide range of events that have shaped British, European and World History are studied, with the emphasis upon forming your own arguments and assessing the interpretations of historians. The department is staffed by 7 well-qualified History teachers who will be pleased to help you with any questions you may have.
Unit 1: Anglo–Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035–1107(Enquiry topic: Norman England 1087–1107) - Year 12
Unit 2: International Relations 1890–1941 - Year 12
Unit 3: Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964
Unit 4: Personal Study - topic based essay of your choice
You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course with a GCSE at grade B in History. Students must have a great interest in studying people's lives in the past and be aware of major political, economic and social changes that occur in the world today. The most important reason for choosing History at A Level should be that you enjoy the subject.
Unit 1: Exam (25% of A Level [50% of AS])
Unit 2: Exam (15% of A Level [50% of AS])
Unit 3: Exam (40% of A Level)
Unit 4: Essay (20% of A Level)
History is a valued qualification for those students who wish to seek employment at 18.
History can be studied on its own or combined with a wide range of other subjects such as English or a Modern Language. History is recognised as valid for other courses such as Law or Business Studies.
History graduates may find employment in a range of professions e.g. accountancy, banking, civil service, law, public administration, social work, teaching.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.