History at All Saints Catholic College, Specialist in Humanities
The study of History offers us the opportunity of understanding the world we live in today. Young people can discover their heritage by studying History. By empathising with people different from ourselves, the subject also facilitates a more tolerant and understanding attitude towards others. The aims of the Department are to foster an interest in past cultures and societies and encourage students to develop their communication and research skills within a positive learning environment.There are 2 elements to this course:· Depth Study Germany 1918-1939 – areas of study include Weimar Republic, Hitler and the growth of the Nazi Party, Nazi Rule in Germany.· Depth Study America 1919-1941 – areas of study include US after World War I, the Roaring Twenties, America in Depression, and Recovery from Depression.
Examination DetailsNEAB Syllabus B (Modern World)Assessment: 25% of the final mark is obtained from coursework, 75% of the final mark is obtained from 2 exam papers at the end of Year 11.Course DetailsPaper 1:Conflict in the Modern World (37½% of total marks)This unit focuses on the period 1900-1949. Areas of study include World War I, Treaty of Versailles, The League of Nations, Appeasement Policy and the start of the Cold War. The impact of World War I on Britain will also be investigated in some depth in this unit.Paper 2:Governments in Action in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (37½% of total marks)CourseworkThere are 2 coursework assignments each weighing 12½% of the total mark. One piece of coursework will be based on British History and one on World History.
What can I do with a History qualification?History is useful in a vast range of careers, from journalism to the law, because of the skills developed whilst studying it. Employers recognise the communication and research skills as being practical and relevant to work. History is also a subject which is taught at A level and Degree level in most educational establishments, offering the chance to select which period of History you would prefer to study. History has been the most popular optional subject at All Saints for a few years now and also one of the most successful in terms of results.
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