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History A Level at Ripon Grammar School

Course description

The provisional history course for 2015 involves students studying the following units.


AQA Unit 1 Breadth Study: Challenge and Transformation: Britain 1851-1964

Students examine developments in British history from the mid nineteenth century to the mid-1960s. The challenges of political transformation, the end of the British Empire and the impact of the two World Wars will be studied in detail as themes are identified across the period. This unit constitutes 40% of the final A level grade.


AQA Unit 2: Depth Study: The USSR and the Soviet Empire 1953-2000

Students will first examine the history of the USSR after Stalin's death and the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Students will also examine the leadership of Yeltsin and also the rise of Putin. In the second year students will examine the history of the Eastern European states including Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland and Hungary until the fall of the Berlin wall and the end of Communism in Eastern Europe. This unit constitutes 40% of the final A level grade.


AQA Unit 3: Historical Enquiry (coursework)

This will be undertaken at the end of the first year of study and the second year of study. Students answer a question from a list devised by the department and produce a 3,500 word essay which is subject to internal marking and external moderation. The coursework constitutes 20% of the final A Level grade.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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