A2 Level History at Trafford College
Why study A2 History?This year we will be studying Unit 3M, The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007. We will be studying four key periods:The Post War Consensus, 1951 - 1964The End of Consensus, 1964 - 1975The Thatcher Revolution, 1975 - 1990Conservative Decline and the Rise of New Labour, 1990 - 2007For each time period we will be looking at Britain from a political, economic, social and international perspective.Unit 3 is worth 60% of the A2 marks.For the final 40% of the A2, Unit 4, you will produce a Historical Enquiry (3,500 words). You will begin by studying an introductory period over 100 years. You will then select a specific topic for more detailed study. In your investigation you will need to place your specific topic in the context of a 100 years. You will be working on your own and receiving guidance and support from your tutor.
A pass at AS level History, at least a grade D is recommended.
In June you will sit a one and a half hour exam. The exam paper is essay based and you will have to answer two essays out of a choice of three.
Once you've finished you'll have picked up a range of useful skills including the ability to analyse, debate, create a strong argument and communicate effectively. A well trained historian can deal with lots of facts and viewpoints to build up strong arguments. Employers rate the skills of a historian very highly and the skills you develop in A level History are transferable to a number of degree and employment opportunities including law, research, journalism and the media, teaching, management and public relations.
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