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History - A Level at The St Marylebone CE School

Course description

All students must cover at least a 200 year range of History.

In Year 12 students study one unit of British History which makes up 25% of their A level. Here they can express a preference between England 1547-1603: the later Tudors or Britain 1930-1997. They also study a unit of non-British history, making up 15% of their A level. In this unit they can express a preference between The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V 1500–1559 or Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919-1963.

It is important to note that students are offered the chance to express a preference rather than a choice because option blocks and class sizes may determine which units they study.

Moving into Year 13, all students complete a piece of coursework of 3000-4000 words on a topic of their choice, which is worth 20% of their A level. They are then offered a preference between three papers, worth the final 40% of their A level: Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors 1485–1603; Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992; or Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964. Students who studied the later Tudors in Year 12 will not be able to study Rebellion and Disorder in Year 13, and in order to meet the 200 year rule students who studied Britain 1930-1997 and Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919-1963 will have to study Rebellion and Disorder Under the Tudors in Year 13.

All papers bar the coursework will be examined at the end of Year 13.

Entry requirements

The school offer for entry is a minimum of 5 A* (9) - B (6) grades at GCSE and a 5 grade in English and Maths GCSE.

Year 12 students must achieve a minimum of a D grade in the Internal Examinations to progress to Year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The St Marylebone CE School directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017
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