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History GCE AS \ A2 at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School

Course description

Areas covered are the domestic and religious policies of the Tudor monarchs as well as the German reformation and philipII of Spain.

History encourages students to develop analytical ability as well as a variety of tranferable skills highly valued by universities and employers. History develops essay writing skills and the ability to present facts in concise and fluent english.

Course content

Areas covered:

  • Religion and the state in early modern Europe
  • Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain,  c1780-1928.

Paper 1:            1B        Breadth study with interpretations:

England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion

Paper 2:            2B.1     Depth study:

Luther and the German Reformation c1515-1555

Paper 3:            36.1      Themes in breadth with aspects in depth:

Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780-1928.

Coursework:                  Independently-researched enquiry

 

 

Entry requirements

A minimum of Six A*-C at GCSEs including a grade C in English; ability to write fluent english essays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

There are 3 written examinations:

Paper 1: 2 hr 15 mins                 (30% of the total qualification)

Paper 2: 1 hr 30 mins                 (20% of the total qualification)

Paper 3:  2 hr 15 mins                (30% of the total qualification)

Coursework: 3000-4000 words    (20% of the total qualification)

 

History encourages students to develop analytical ability as well as a variety of transferable skills highly valued by universities and employers. History develops essay writing skills and the

ability to present facts in concise and fluent English.

Future opportunities

Progression:            

History A Level is valuable at university when studying not only History degrees but also subjects such as Law, Journalism, Tourism, Archaeology, Politics, Sociology and many other profiles.

 

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in History, which could lead onto higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015
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    • Contact name:
    • Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 02086559089

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