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History IB SL Level 3 Group 3 at Tonbridge Grammar School

Course description

History is a subject with relevance and resonance in today’s events, giving the context necessary to achieve understanding. History taps into interests in language, literature, cartoons, photography and their uses and abuses as evidence. It also provides students with a wealth of transferable skills, such as the ability to sift through evidence and reach a balanced judgement: these skills are invaluable in a range of work from law to journalism, the civil service to research. Nationally, History graduates can be found in a range of high profile roles, including Cabinet members, top civil servants and barristers.

Course content

At Standard Level, students take a source-based course on rising world tensions in the 1930s; and an essaybased course on wars and warfare in the 20th century and on the Cold War.

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole.


Paper 1: the Move to Global War - 30%

Paper 2: Causes, Practices and Effects of War; the Cold War - 45%

Paper 3: Aspects of the History of Europe - N/A

IA (Coursework) 1500-2000 words. - 25%

Future opportunities

In recent years, students have gained places to read History or a related subject at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, York and Manchester 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tonbridge Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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