History A level at Cannock Chase High School
Aims of the Course:
• Develop transferable skills including communication and argument, comprehension and evaluation, investigation, analysis and judgement.
• To build on an understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.
• Development of effective and independent students and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.
• To develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them.
• To develop their use and understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills.
• To make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past.
Students will learn to organise and communicate their historical knowledge in different ways including arguing a case and reaching substantiated judgements
Both AS and A Level specifications require students to study:
- The history of more than one country including at least one outside of the British Isles;
- Significant individuals, societies, events, developments and issues within a broad historical context;
- Developments affecting different groups within society;
- A substantial element of British history.
• Enquiry topic: Churchill 1930–1951
• The American Revolution 1740–1796 1740 1796
• Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992
• Topic based essay-The Cold War
History GCSE Grade B
Both the AS and A level specifications require students to regularly write essays and to complete externally assessed written exams. In addition, students are required to carry out a historical enquiry that is independently researched and that investigates specific historical questions, problems or issues; this should utilise students’ knowledge and skills.
These include Journalism, Law, Banking, Police, Teaching and a range of business and commercial vocations. History is a highly valued academic qualification.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cannock Chase High School directly.