History A Level at Mascalls Academy
Key events from the 19th and 20th centuries and a personal investigation in Year 13 into events that pre-date 1750.
A Level - Years 1 and 2
This course runs for two years. The breadth study is called the ‘Making of a Superpower’ and centres on the history of America between 1865 and 1975.
Students will study important issues that turned the USA from a country that was locked into an ideology of isolationism into a world superpower. The course focus is on change, continuity, and cause and consequence.
Whilst studying this unit the students will investigate key questions such as how the government, political authority and political parties change and develop; how did the role of the USA in world affairs change, and how united were the States during this period?
Whilst study of History at GCSE is preferable it is not essential. If GCSE history has been taken, a leve 5+ must have been achieved.
Level 5 or above in English Language or Literature is also required as well-developed writing techniques are necessary for this demanding course.
For the A Level course the student will undertake two written exams of equal weighting at the end of Year 13. One will be on the depth study whilst the other is on the breadth study.
For the A Level course, the qualification is awarded based on two exams which are taken at the end of Year 13 and the result of the historical investigation.
The weighting of the modules are 40% breadth study, 40% depth study and 20% historical investigation.
History is a popular subject for higher education and through its development of transferable skills will enable you to pursue many potential career paths.
History graduates have gone on to careers in journalism, teaching, the civil service, politics, banking and business.
How to apply
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