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History A Level at Queensbury Academy

Course description

This two - year course is based on a Breadth Study (Component 1), a Depth Study (Component 2) and a Historical Investigation/Personal Study (Component 3).

Course content

The Breadth Study unit allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence. The whole unit takes as its focus ‘The Quest for Political Stability: Germany, 1871-1991’. The Year 12 part of this unit will consider the‘
Empire to Democracy, 1871-1929’ period in Germany. In Year 13 students will continue the Breadth Study unit by focusing on ‘ The Impact of Nazism, War and
Division, 1929- 1991’.

The Depth Study unit allows students to study a period of major change in depth, focusing on key ideas, events and developments. The unit takes as a focus ‘ The English Revolution 1625-1660’ . The Year 12 part of this unit will consider the origins of the English Civil War 1625-1642. In Year 13 students will continue the Depth Study unit by focusing on radicalism, republic and restoration 1642- 1660.

Also in Year 13 students will undertake a Personal Study (coursework) unit, based on Russia in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Within this unit students will choose an area of study of their own.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 or higher in English GCSE. If students have studied GCSE History they need to have achieved a grade 5 or higher.

Assessment

Assessment will take place at the end of Year 13:
Component 1 (Germany): 2 hour 30 minute exam (40% of final grade)
Component 2 (Stuart England): 2 hour 30 minute exam (40% of final grade)
Component 3 (Russia): 3000-3500 word teacher- assessed coursework essay (20% of final grade)

Future opportunities

The skills of source evaluation, analysis and cross-referencing help students to think independently and express themselves. Thus History is a qualification which is respected by both employers and higher education institutions. With such skills students can enter a range of careers including law, journalism, broadcasting, personnel, banking, the economy, teaching etc.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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