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History A Level at St Mary's Menston, a Catholic voluntary academy

Course description

History provides students with the opportunity to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject. It enables them to understand its intrinsic value and significance for the world in which we live today. The course content will allow students to build on their understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.

Course content

As part of the AS and A-Level, you will be required to study a period of British and World History. These units will allow you to develop your historical understanding of these periods in depth, breadth or thematically.


From September 2015 there will be a new A-level specification in place in line with the national changes to A-Levels. The main changes from September 2015 are:

- AS and A-Level have been ‘decoupled’, which means that AS marks or grades do not count towards the new A-Level 
- Students can still take AS exams at the end of year 12- but if they decide to go on to study the whole A-Level, they will need to be assessed on the full content at the end of year 13 
- A-Level assessments will be set at a higher level of demand than the AS assessments. This means that while students will be assessed on some of the content at A-Level as AS, the level of demand will be different.

- There will be components which are examined units.
- The examined units will include both source and essay style questions.
- There will be a coursework element that will contribute 20% to the final A-Level grade.

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: 10 November 2017
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