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History AQA A Level at Alder Grange Community and Technology School

Course description

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

  • Component 1: Breadth study - 1A The Age of the Crusades, c1071–1204
  • Component 2: Depth study - 2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951– 2007
  • Component 3: Historical investigation (Personal study)

Students must:

  • study the history of more than one country
  • study a British history option for Component 1 or 2
  • study a non-British history option for Component 1 or 2
  • study topics from a chronological range of at least 200 years

 

Course content

Component 1: Breadth study

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

Component 2: Depth study

  • The study in depth of a period of major historical change or development and associated primary evidence.

Component 3: Historical investigation

  • A personal study based on a topic of student's choice. 

Entry requirements

C or 5 in English or History.

Assessment

Component 1: Breadth study

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Three questions (one compulsory)
  • 80 marks
  • 40% of A-level

Questions

  • Two sections
  • Section A – one compulsory question linked to historical interpretations (30 marks)
  • Section B – two from three essays (2 x 25 marks)

Component 2: Depth study

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Three questions (one compulsory)
  • 80 marks
  • 40% of A-level

Questions

  • Two sections
  • Section A – one compulsory question linked to primary sources or sources contemporary to the period (30 marks)
  • Section B – two from three essays (2 x 25 marks)

Component 3: Historical investigation

  • This should take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years.
  • It must not duplicate the content of options chosen for Components 1 and 2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alder Grange Community and Technology School directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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