History A Level at Orleans Park
There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
You know, there's no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first.
Studying History helps students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. This in turn helps them to gain a deeper understanding of the past through considering political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics offered available to them throughout the course will provide them with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed.
1K The Making of a Superpower: USA, 1865-1975
This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence as well as race, politics and economics in this period.
Part one: from Civil War to World War, 1865-1920
The Era of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1890
Populism, Progressivism and imperialism, 1890-1920
Part two: crises and the rise to World Power, 1920–1975
Crisis of identity, 1920–1945
The Superpower, 1945–1975
2S Making Modern Britain, 1951-2007
This option provides study in depth of the key political, economic, social and international changes which helped to shape Britain in the second half of the 20th century.
Part One: Making of Modern Britain
The Affluent Society, 1951-1964
The Sixties, 1964-1970
The end of Post-War Consensus, 1970-1979
Part two: Modern Britain, 1979–2007
The impact of Thatcherism, 1979–1987
Towards a new Consensus, 1987–1997
The Era of New Labour, 1997–2007
Students sit 2 exams at the end of Year 13, with each exam focusing on a different component. These exams will take the form of externally assessed written papers lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes. In each exam students are required to answer 3 questions.
Students will also have to complete a Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) worth 20% of their overall grade. This is based on individual research and an essay of around 3,000-3,500 words.
Many students who have taken the A Level in History go on to study History at university. History can also be useful for careers in Journalism, Media, Teaching, Law or Academic/Medical Research.
Applications to the Sixth Form for September 2019 open on Monday 1 October 2018 and close on Friday 11 January 2019. Please apply for 3 courses plus a reserve choice.
Entry Requirements for September 2019:
6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 with at least 3 subjects at Grade 6 (or equivalent Grade B) including English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or higher. Some subjects have specific requirements (as shown on the individual subject page) and we strongly advise that students have at least a GCSE Grade 6 (or equivalent Grade B) in the subjects they will study at A Level.
How to apply
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