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History AS & A Level at Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

History A Level is for you if you want to:

  • Develop an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of aspects such as social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, as appropriate. 
  • Build on your understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.
  • Improve as an effective and independent learner and as critical and reflective thinker with a curious and enquiring mind. 
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them.
  • Acquired an understanding of the nature of historical study, for example that history is concerned with judgements based on available evidence and that historical judgements are provisional. 
  • Develop the use and understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills.
  • Make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past.

Course content

Component 1: The Quest for Political Stability: Germany, 1871-1991: Breadth study

This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through the following key questions:

  • How was Germany governed and how did political authority change and develop?
  • How effective was opposition?
  • How and with what results did the economy develop and change?
  • What was the extent of social and cultural change?
  • How important were ideas and ideology?
  • How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how were they affected by developments?

Component 2:Religious Conflict and the Church in England, c1529-c1570: Depth Study

This option provides the study in depth of a period of major change in the English Church and Government, focusing on issues which led England to break with Rome and the problems surrounding the establishment of a new Anglican Church and faith. It explores concepts such as piety, humanism, Protestantism, Catholicism, authority and the conformity and promotes an in-depth understanding of the relationship between Church and state, monarch and parliament, faith and pragmatism.

Entry requirements

Route 1 - Grade B in History

Route 2 - Grade B in History

Route 3 - Not available

Assessment

AS students must take assessments in both of the following components in the same series:

  • Component 1: Breadth Study
  • Component 2: Depth Study

Students must:

  • Study the history of more than one country
  • Study a British history option.
  • Study a non-British history option.

Students will complete the AS examination in Year 12.

A Level students must take assessments in all three of the following components in the same series:

  • Component 1: Breadth Study
  • Component 2: Depth Study
  • Component 3: Historical Investigation (Personal Study)

Students must:

  • Study the history of more than one country
  • Study a British history option.
  • Study a non-British history option.
  • Study topics from a choronological range of at least 200 years.

Future opportunities

A degree in History can lead to a number of career opportunities including teaching, the polic force, the army, journalism, writing, politics, business and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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