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History A Level at Graveney School

Course description

History develops a wide range of transferable skills. Students must learn to discover information using books, periodicals, the press, databases and the internet. They learn to read for meaning, to take useful notes, to memorise relevant details, to construct complex arguments and to illustrate them by referring to specific historical situations.

They learn to examine and evaluate the evidence of documents and images. They compare the evidence of historians of conflicting views and try to arrive at their own conclusions as to their reliability. Students learn to present arguments convincingly, both orally and in writing.

Course content

Breadth Study with Interpretations
Unit 1H: Britain transformed 1918 - 97
This will focus on change, continuity, cause and consequence.
Depth Study
Unit 2H: The USA 1920 - 55 Boom, Bust and Recovery.
Themes in Breadth Study
Unit 33: The Witch craze in Britain, Europe and North
America 1580 - 1750.
An historical enquiry; The Legacy of Lenin or Stalin's Purges


Unit 1: Written paper – 2 hours 15 mins.
2 essay questions from a choice of 4 plus 1 compulsory source based question on interpretation. (30% of total qualification)
Unit 2: Written paper – 1 hour 30 mins.
1 compulsory source based question plus 1 essay questions from a choice of 2 (20% of total qualification).
Unit 3: Written paper 2 hours 15mins.
1 compulsory source based question plus 2 essays from a choice of 4. (30% of total qualification).
3,500 - 4000 word personal investigation completed in
students' own time = 20% of total qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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