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History A Level at Rainhill High School

Course description

History is not all in the past! The themes in History are just as relevant today. They help us become informed citizens who understand how the events of the past have shaped the world within which we live today and contribute to decision making that affects us in the future.

Course content

Year 12

Component 1: Breadth Study
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1917.
Component 2: Depth Study
The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–1979.

Year 13

Component 1: Breadth Study
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964.
Component 2: Depth Study
The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007.
Component 3: Coursework
Germany, 1878 – 1989.

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade B in GCSE History and GCSE English Language.

Assessment

Year 12
Component 1
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1917.
Written Exam 50% of AS Level.
Component 2
The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–1979 .
Written Exam 50% of AS Level.

Year 13
Component 1
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964 .
Written Exam 40% of A-Level.
Component 2
The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007.
Written Exam  40% of A-Level.
Component 3
Germany, 1878 – 1989.
20% of A-Level.
Historical Investigation (3500 words).

Future opportunities

A university degree in a history or a related subject.
Many good jobs await including: Lawyer; Teacher;  Police Officer;  Journalist; Script Writer; Heritage – Museum Officer; Archivist; Civil Service Officer; Media; Economist and Armed Forces.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2017

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