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History (Medieval) AS & A Level at Hornsea School and Language College

Course description

We offer two History A-Level courses.

  • Modern  History
  • Medieval History

You may only study one history course (i.e. either Medieval or Modern).  However, you may study also Classical History as well as either Medieval or Modern.

Course content

Year 12

  • Unit 1: The Age of the Crusades, c.1071-1149
    This is a breadth unit. It is designed to allow you to study issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence. You will look at the motives of the crusaders and counter-crusaders, and the importance of faith for Christians and Muslims. You will study the impact of the crusades and the role of key individuals and groups.
  • Unit 2: Royal Authority and the Angevin Kings 1154-1189
    This is a depth unit. It is designed to allow you to study in detail the major changes that occurred in England in the late 12th century. You will study the reign of Henry II in depth, focussing particularly on the   restoration of royal authority, the conflict between church and state and the subsequent consolidation of royal authority.

Year 13

  • Unit 1: The Age of the Crusades, c.1071-1204
    This breadth unit is a continuation of Unit 1 from year 12. It continues the study of the crusades, focussing on the revival of Islam and the third and fourth crusades. You will study the relationship between western   Europe and the Byzantine Empire as well as the rise of Saladin and the impact of the third crusade.
  • Unit 2: Royal Authority and the Angevin Kings, 1154-1216
    This depth unit is a continuation of Unit 2 from year 12. It continues the in-depth study of the key political, social and economic developments in 19th century Britain, extending the knowledge up to the reform act of 1867. You will study the emergence of the Liberal Party and the expansion of the middle and working   classes, as well as the growth of protest movements such as Chartism and Fenianism.
  • Unit 3: Historical Investigation
    This component is a historical investigation which gives you the opportunity to research a topic and produce an extended piece of writing between 3000 and 3500 words.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE history

Or

Minimum grade 6 in GCSE English language

Assessment

  • Y13: Unit 1, external exam, 2hrs30, 40%
  • Y13: Unit 2, external exam, 2hrs30, 40%
  • Y13: Unit 3, coursework, 20%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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    • Our transport provision is shared with HSLC’s home-school transport. The routes shown here arrive at Sixth Form for 8.30am and depart at 3.10pm. Bus passes can be purchased for Sixth Form students from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website.

      Free twilight buses also run on these routes three days per week at 5.00pm. These give students the opportunity to take part in clubs, societies, catch-up sessions or to use the Sixth Form study facilities.

      Visit www.hslc.co.uk/sixthform for complete bus routes.