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History AS/A Level at Easingwold School

Course description

Students will gain knowledge and un derstanding of these periods and will also develop skills such as the ability to evaluate and interpret historical evidence, to assess different interpretations of, and opinions about, the past and to present clear and relevant arguments. Overall the course provides insights into ideas and beliefs, which will help students to assess contemporary issues and develop the skills and qualities to meet the challenges of further study and employment in a complex society. To gain full benefit from the course, students should enjoy reading, writing and discussion.

 

Course content

A range of British and some European early modern History, and American modern history.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to be able to research into topics independently.

Assessment

Method of assessment: A combination of externally set exams and assessed coursework.
 
Assessment will be through presentations, essays, discussion and debate. The course offers a combination of American and English history from modern and Tudor times
 
1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603
 
2 hours 30 minutes written exam
 
• three questions (one compulsory)
• 80 marks
• 40% of A-level
 
2Q The American Dream:
reality and illusion, 1945-1980
 
2 hours 30 minutes written exam
 
• three questions (one compulsory)
• 80 marks
• 40% of A-level
 
3A British Historical Investigation or 3B Non-British Historical Investigation
 
• 3000-3500 words
• 40 marks
• 20% of A-level
• marked by teachers
• moderated by AQA

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course withother advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics, Archaeology or more general courses.

With further training, you could go into a job related to History by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working within education.
 
This A Level prepares students well for entry to degree courses and professions where interpretation and analysis are required, such as law, journalism and other media, management, business and finance. It can be useful training for areas such as marketing and advertising and the growing leisure industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easingwold School directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2016
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