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History A Level at Dunraven School

Course description

In order to study History at AS-level a good History, Humanities and/or English GCSE grade is vital. An interest in History and a willingness to read a range of material critically is also important. Independent learning and an appreciation of the value of learning are also a requirement on the History course.

Course content

A Level
Unit 1
Breadth Study
Industrialisation and the People: Britain, c1783-1885
Unit 2
Depth Study
Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917–1953
Unit 3
Historical Investigation
A personal study based on a question in the context of approximately 100 years of British History

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE History and/or Grade 5 at English


Unit 1 Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
Students are required to answer three questions linked to historical interpretations worth a total of 80 marks (40% of A-Level)
Unit 2 Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
Students are required to answer three questions; two essays and one question linked to source material worth a total of 80 marks. (40% of A-level)
Unit 3 Coursework
Students are required to complete a personal study of approximately 3500 words worth a total of 40 marks. (20% of A-Level)

Future opportunities

History is an excellent academic qualification to possess. By its very nature, the subject is about enquiry and analysis of information. Any career which requires the analysis of information will be open to someone with these critical skills, examples are careers in law, business, marketing, and management. History as a qualification is highly thought of by universities because at the heart of it are communication skills and the ability to communicate fluently and with clarity, using knowledge and understanding.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dunraven School directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 years