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History AS Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

This course enables candidates to study: • significant events, individuals and issues; • a range of historical perspectives; • the diversity of society;

Course content

 

This course enables candidates to study:

·         significant events, individuals and issues;

·         a range of historical perspectives;

·         the diversity of society;

·         the history of more than one country or state;

  • a substantial element of English history; 

Entry requirements

The course is for keen and hard working students who have successfully achieved grade B or higher at GCSE History. It is also available to some suitable students who did not study History at GCSE, but have achieved a grade B or higher at GCSE English.

Assessment

 

Formative assessment during the course will occur informally in class, through your class work and homework and through assessed tasks.

 

Summative assessment is an hour and a half exam on each unit. Each exam has the same value (100 marks) and candidates will answer two questions from three on the paper.

Future opportunities

You can move on to A2 level study if you achieve a grade ‘D’ or better at A-Level. History is a popular subject for employers as it demonstrates a student has the ability to look at problems from all sides and is able to consider different interpreations of any situation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.