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History AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Course description

The Course consists of:

AS Unit 1 - Government, Rebellion and Society in Wales and England c.1485-1603. This option will enable learners to consider how various developments affected government, society and religion of this time.

AS Unit 2 - Weimar and its Challenges c.1918-1933. Learners will be required to understand the connections and complexities which led to the transformation of Germany by 1933.

A2 Unit 3 - Wales: Resistance, Conquest and Rebellion c. 1240-1415. Learners evaluate the main developments and turning points relevant to the broad themes studied.

A2 Unit 4 - Nazi Germany c.1933-45. This is a continuation of the earlier part of the depth study for Unit 2.

A2 Unit 5- Coursework worth 20% of the qualification. Learners investigate an issue of historical debate through a study of different historical interpretations.

Entry requirements

GCSE Point Scores

In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.

The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-

A* - 8 points

A - 7 points

B - 6 points

C - 5 points

D - 4 points

E – 3 points

F – 2 points

G - 1 point

This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.

Yellow Route:

  • To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
  • To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English

Green Route:

  • To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects

N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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