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History A Level at Skipton Girls' High School

Course description

Is this course for me?

Students taking the A Level History course have to really take enjoyment from the study of History and be prepared to study periods that they may not be familiar with. The course demands a commitment to reading and investigation!

Course content

AS Qualification Structure: Component 1 – Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1917

BREADTH STUDY: This unit combines the use of interpretations and own knowledge and provides an overview of the principal political, social and economic developments of a revolutionary period in Russian history.

Exam: 1 hr 30

Component 2 – Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition 1906-29

DEPTH STUDY: This unit combines the use of sources and own knowledge and provides a depth study of the impact of war upon the economy, society and class in Britain. It also focuses upon political developments and Britain’s role in the world.

Exam: 1 hr 30

A Level Qualification Structure: Component 1 – Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964

BREADTH STUDY: Builds upon the unit covered in AS but the final examination covers the whole period including Tsars, Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev.

Exam: 2 hr 30

Component 2 – Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition 1906-57

DEPTH STUDY: Builds upon the unit covered in AS but the final examination covers the whole period including the impact of both the First and Second World Wars.

Exam: 2 hr 30

Component 3 – Historical Investigation

This is a coursework unit and is based upon the completion of a Historical Enquiry of 3,500 words.

Entry requirements

Students who have taken GCSE History should have at least a Grade B in the subject. Students who have not taken GCSE History should have comparable grades in similar subjects (for example English/English Literature). Individual cases will be considered.

Future opportunities

The skills most developed by History are those of critical thinking analysis and the ability to express ideas, knowledge and interpretations clearly and coherently – valuable in the fields of management, law, administration, accountancy, journalism and marketing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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