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History A-Level at Merrill Academy

Course description

In History you learn a variety of skills which will help you in Higher Education and a career of your choice. You do not necessarily need to find a job linked to the subject as the skills you learn on the course are transferable in a number of careers.

  • Read and write in depth about complex issues that develops your critical and analytical thinking
  • Take part in class discussion which improves your oral skills and ability to listen to others
  • Manage and handle information
  • Make judgments based on evidence
  • Handle a large workload and meet deadlines

Course content

UNIT F981 - THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH 1 (25%)

This topic will allow you to demonstrate and apply your understanding of historical explanation of the ideas, actions and events that shaped the reign of Elizabeth 1. You will cover how Elizabeth dealt with the challenges during her reign and why she chose to take those decisions.

UNIT F984 - RACE AND AMERICAN SOCIETY (25%)

This unit will focus on Race and Society covering a period of nearly 100 years. You will use sources in context as evidence. You will need to evaluate interpretations of the time periods.

A2 HISTORY UNIT F986 - DEBATES ON THE HOLOCAUST (30% CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT)

This unit will ask you to examine why historians disagree about the past. You will focus on the topic of the Holocaust and examine why historians think this event happened; was it the fault of Hitler, his henchmen or even ordinary Germans?

UNIT F987-SIGNIFICANCE COURSEWORK (20%)

As a potential A Level History student you should have a genuine interest in the past. This unit gives you the opportunity to study and write about a particular area that interests you. Your personal study will be a topic of your own choice.

Entry requirements

To Study A's Levels or Applied Learning courses at level 3 you must have gained a grade C or above in English and Maths and have a minimum of three other GCSE's at grade C or above

Subject Specific

5 A* - C’s including English and Maths.

Assessment

Controlled assessment and coursework.

Future opportunities

A Level History will provide you with an excellent set of transferable skills and knowledge useful for many career roles including Administration and Management. Further study at degree level can lead into careers such as Teaching, Archival Work and Museum Curator.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Merrill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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