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History A-Level at Capital City Academy

Course description

A-level History help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. It will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics provide them with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed as A-level historians.

Course content

Two modules are studied for the duration of the two year A-Level course. This provides students with a very deep insight into change and continuity, cause and consequence, as well as many other high-level historical concepts in preparation for further study in either History or other academic subjects at University.

Module 1 - Breadth Study - 1F Industrialisation and the people: Britain, c1783–1885

Module 2 - Depth Study - 2R The Cold War, c1945–1991

Historical investigation (non-exam coursework assessment)

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above at GCSE in a Humanities subject (History, Geography, RE) and a Grade 5 or above in English Literature or English Language, so as to meet the requirements of this academic A-level subject. Students entering the Level 3 Academic Pathway must have an APS of 42 or above.

Assessment

All exams are sat at the end of year 13.

Breadth Study - 2hr 30 min examination (40% of total A-level):

• The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and

associated interpretations.

• Three questions (one compulsory) – 80 marks total (40% of total A Level).

• Section A - one compulsory question linked to interpretations (30 marks)

• Section B – choice of two questions from three (2 x 25 mark questions)

Depth Study – 2hr 30 min examination (40% of total A-level):

• Three questions (one compulsory) – 80 marks total (40% of total A Level).

• Section A - one compulsory question linked to primary sources or sources contemporary to the period (30 marks)

• Section B –choice of two questions from three (2 x 25 mark questions)

Historical investigation:

• 3,000-3,500 words; 40 marks; marked by teacher; moderated by AQA.

Future opportunities

History is a subject that teaches students a wide-range of useful skills for the marketplace and other professions. Employers value the wide-ranging communication, research, and analytical skills that History students bring to work as employees. History is a highly reputable, respected and sought after academic subject that many employers seek and value. Lawyer/ Solicitor, Journalism, Editor, Documentary Editor, Multimedia, Teacher, Lecturer and Professor Archivist, Museum Auditor and Archaeologist, Police Force, Civil Servant, Politics, Medical Field, Writer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Capital City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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