History A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy
You will learn to assess different historical interpretations and to carry out an historical investigation of their own choosing. You will display a range of skills in the critical assessment of different historical interpretations and in research. In Investigations you can pursue topics of personal interest, using them to display a range of historical knowledge and understanding. This style of assessment for candidates to draw together knowledge, understanding and skills of diverse issues centred upon a common theme.ensures that ‘stretch and challenge’ requirements are met. The Historical Themes unit is a synoptic part of the specification: You will develop an understanding of connections between different elements of the subject.
Unit F965: Historical Interpretations and Investigations
Unit F966: Historical Themes
The course is for students who have achieved a grade ‘D’ or better in their AS-Level course and who wish to continue to develop their understanding of the subject.
Interpretations: One piece of work up to 2,000 words long, based on the examination of a number of historians’ interpretations in the context of the candidate’s knowledge of the area of debate. (10%)
Investigations: One piece of work up to 2,000 words long, comprising a personal investigation by the candidate. This will be based on a problem or issue about which there is a variety of views. (10%)
Themes: One two hour exam in which candidates answer two questions from three on the paper. (30%)
History is a popular subject for employers as it demonstrates a student has the ability to look at problems from all sides and is able to consider different interpretations of any situation. It is key to the growing employment area of ‘heritage’ as well as being the most common degree amongst British Prime Ministers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.