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History at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

The course gives students opportunities to study British, European and world history

in depth and breadth. It requires students to work critically with source material, to

consider how historians have interpreted the causes and consequences of historical

events and to form their own substantiated opinions on key events from the past.

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

  • Knowledge and understanding of the periods under investigation
  • Skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation
  • Ability to write with precision, coherency and clarity of expression
  • Ability to critically analyse sources of history and historical interpretations
  • Ability to develop synoptic judgements and to reach substantial conclusions

Course content

LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 1 - Britain Transformed 1918 - 1997

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60% AS LEVEL (30% A Level)

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 2 - The USA, 1955 - 1992: Conformity and Challenge.

GRADE WEIGHTING: 40% AS LEVEL (20% A Level)

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 4 - TBC

GRADE WEIGHTING: 30% A Level

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 5 - TBC

GRADE WEIGHTING: 20% A Level

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Entry requirements

5 A*-C passes at GCSE, preferably with a grade ‘B’ in History at GCSE.

Assessment

Examination and coursework (Year 13)

Future opportunities

History is a subject that is extremely highly regarded by universities and employers. The A Level course is rigorously academic and equips students with a solid understanding of how the past has affected the present. It also provides the skills to enable students to become critical thinkers with the potential to shape the future. To cope with the course it is essential for students to have very strong literacy and analytical skills from GCSE. Following History A Level, many students choose to take up History or related degrees such as law or politics at university. A degree in these areas leaves students with a wide range of employment opportunities in well-paid professional roles. Popular career choices for History graduates are politics (a significant proportion of MPs studied History at degree level), law, media, education, and academic work. Students could also choose to continue their study to Masters or PhD level.

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·         Law

·         Media and Journalism

·         Teaching

·         Accountancy & Finance, Business Management

·         Politics, Civil Service, Police, Entertainment and local government

Further information

WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?

·         English, Geography

·         Music, Art

·         Mathematics

Contact Mr Buchanan – jbuchanan5.212@lgflmail.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: I year AS level – 5 lessons per week. 2 year A level – 5 lessons per week.

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