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History A Level at South Axholme Academy

Course description

“Study the past if you would define the future” is a quotation taken from Confucious which strongly relates to A-level History. The study of History will enhance your knowledge of the past and equip you with valuable skills which will aid you in life beyond South Axholme Academy.

Course content

Throughout the course you will study various aspects of two extremely interesting subjects: The Wars of the Roses and The Crusades. Within each topic you will examine historical themes including warfare, religion, politics and cause & consequence. You will develop a wide range of skills allowing you to confidently analyse and interpret the past.

AS
• Component 1: Breadth Study: The Age of the Crusades, c1071- 1149
• Component 2: Depth Study: The Wars of the Roses, 1450 - 1471

A-level
• Component 1: Breadth Study: The Age of the Crusades, c1071-1204
• Component 2: Depth Study: The Wars of the Roses, 1450 - 1499
• Component 3: Historical Investigation

Entry requirements

It is not a necessary requirement to have studied History at GCSE (but if you have you will need to have gained at least a B grade), however you will need to have achieved at least a B grade in English Language.

Assessment

AS assessment consists of two written exams of 1 hour and 30 minutes, which can be taken at the end of the first year of study. Each exam is worth 50% of the final mark.

A-level assessment consists of two written exams of 2 hours and 30 minutes, which are taken at the end of the second year of study. Each exam is worth 40% of the final mark. Additionally, you will complete an historical investigation which will be marked by your teacher and moderated by the exam board. This investigation will be worth 20% of the final mark.

Future opportunities

Both universities and employers recognise A-level History as a ‘traditional’ academic subject, thus increasing the employability of those that take it. The skills that you develop in History are transferable across many areas and you will be better equipping yourself for either the workplace or further study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Axholme Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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