A level History at Christ's School and Sixth Form
Choose History A-level if you have a passion for history and want to study British and world history in much more depth than GCSE.
The course builds on, but does not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE History.
PLEASE NOTE: The History specification is subject the change for the 2015 curriculum. Below is an outline of what we currently study. Unit 2 and Unit 4 are likely to stay the same; Unit 1 and Unit 3 have yet to be confirmed.
You will study 2 units:
Unit 1: Totalitarian Ideology in practice, 1848-1941
Unit 2: Mao’s China / Sixties Social Revolution (one of these)
Unit 3: The Making of Modern Britain
Unit 4: Historical Enquiry
At least a B Grade in History and in English
Linear – all exams taken at the end of Year 13
Units 1 and 2 are worth 25% each
Unit 3 is worth 30% -
Unit 4 is worth 20% - This is coursework.
This qualification will prepare you for higher education. It will enable you to study a wide range of courses including History, Sociology, Politics and Law.
As a result of the academic rigour needed to be successful in A-level History, the subject is highly regarded by all universities.
This qualification will be beneficial for many careers including;
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist, Teacher, Curator, Archivist, or Publisher.
As a department we inted to organise an excursion which is relevant to the course. This will be decided at a later date.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.