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History at Waverley School and Sixth form Centre - a Specialist Humanities College

Course description

This two year course provides students with a range of transferable skills and
develops their ability to apply knowledge to new problems.  This course offers a
smooth transition from GCSE History and touches upon British, European and
World History.  Students will develop in-depth knowledge about change and
continuity over a short and long period of time focusing on topics with historical
detail and rigour.  Students will also learn about the relationship between the
state and its people and the forces that infuence it.  Some students may wish
to follow a History course for only one year at AS level in order to broaden their
curriculum.  Others will continue their course for two years to complete the
Advanced level course.

Course content

What will I Iearn?

AS Units
Unit 1: Change and Consolidation  
Written paper, 1 hour 15 min
72 marks – 25% of A level
Students answer two of three two-part
Examination Window –  June
Unit 2: Historical Issues – Periods of
Written paper, 1 hour 30 min
72 marks – 25% of A level
Students answer two (one compulsory)
of three two-part question -  June

A2 Units
Unit 3: The State and the People –
Change and Continuity
Written paper, 1 hour 30 min
90 marks – 30% of A level
Students answer two of three essay
Examination window – June only
Unit 4: Historical Enquiry
Analysis of an historical issue, focusing
on change over 100 years
60 marks – 20% of A level
Approx. 3500 words
Entry – June only

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C, including grade B or above in History and English
Language.  In addition, a GCSE at grade B in English Literature is also preferred.

Future opportunities

Possible career progression:

Lawyer, Teacher, Journalist, Social Worker, Politician.
Students would also be able to continue with History or other Humanities courses
at undergraduate level at universities throughout the country.
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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: two years