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History A Level at Ivybridge Community College

Course description

Through the study of A Level History you can acquire competence and knowledge which will help you develop self-confidence and self-reliance. You can develop good communication skills, research and data handling skills, and an ability to make assessments of situations, all of which are useful in the workplace or at university. Employers recognise the value of these achievements. History is a highly regarded academic subject. History, above all, is about people - how they thought, felt and acted - so an interest in individuals and different societies is very important.

Unit 1 - 25% exam A World Divided: Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century (Historical Theme in Breadth)

Unit 2 – 25% exam The British Empire Challenged (British History Depth Study)

Unit 3 – 30% exam The United States, Challenged and Transformed (Depth Study and Associated History Controversies)

Unit 4 – 20% coursework Historical Enquiry

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ivybridge Community College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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