History A level at Easthampstead Park Community School
You will really enjoy this subject if you have a keen interest in the past and want to come to a better understanding of the present. If you enjoy reading, thinking, researching and gathering evidence then consider History. Still unsure, then ask yourself: Do I like working independently and in small groups, debating and presenting? Organise and manage my time effectively? Communicate and write clearly? Want to challenge myself academically?
This course will enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills such as in-depth research and historical investigation , critical analysis of historical interpretations, cross referencing of evidence, and comparison of sources, essay writing, note taking and summarising, and debating.
This is an academic qualification and can be a demanding course so you must be willing to read around the subject and write extended answers!
Paper 1 - Britain Transformed 1918-1997 (Social, Cultural, Political & Economic enquiry covering the Welfare State, transforming post war society and an investigation into the Thatcher years) - 30%
Paper 2 - The USA, Boom, Bust and Recovery (Investigation of ‘The Roaring 20s’, Wall Street Crash, The New Deal and post war USA and the early years of Civil Rights movement) - 20%
Paper 3 - Poverty, Public Health and the state in Britain 1780-1939 (Social and Political investigations into Dirt and Disease in the Victorian age through to the interwar years.) - 30%
Paper 4 - Coursework- 20%
GCSE grade C in English and History.
Paper 1 - 30% of the course - assessed by an examination
Paper 2 - 20% of the course - assessed by an examination
Paper 3 - 30% of the course - assessed by an examination
Paper 4 - Coursework- 20% of the course
Students are continually assessed throughout the year with exam style questions and mock exams.
It is a well respected academic A level and allows you to study a wide range of topics at University. Possible careers include journalism; broadcasting; civil service; lawyer; teacher; researcher; business management; government service; politician; museum curator; archaeologist.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easthampstead Park Community School directly.