History A Level at Nightingale Academy
Students will complete three assessed units, two of these will be assessed through examinations and the third through an Historical Investigation.
Component 1: (40%): Challenge and transformation: Britain, c1851–1964
Students will study the significant historical developments over a 100 year period in British History. A significant part of this unit will involve studying different interpretations of the past.
Component 2: (40%) The Cold War, c1945–1991
Students will study in significant depth a major historical change through primary evidence.
Component 3: (Historical Investigation): (20%)
Students will conduct a personal study based on a topic of their own choosing. This will take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years and should not be linked to component 1 and 2.
General entry requirements plus grade B in History
History supports the development of a number of key skills including: how to develop coherent and well structured arguments; how to assemble data and assess it; how to investigate, select and employ facts; how to put over your point of view fluently and how to work as a team to achieve results.
Students who take History often also take Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Geography or Sociology. History also supports other specialist subjects, like English Language/Literature, Government & Politics and philosophy and can move into most professional fields. History is generally accepted to be the best second subject that a student can have at A Level by universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nightingale Academy directly.