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History A Level at WQE

Course description

This course requires students to study a breadth unit and a depth unit and complete a coursework assignment. We offer two options:

Route CN studies the Tudors (1485- 1603) with Russia: Revolution & Dictatorship (1917-1953).

Route KE studies America: Making of a Superpower (1865-1975) with the English Revolution (1625-1660). Coursework options include: the Crusading Movement, European Witchcraft, African-American Civil Rights and Germany.

You will be given guidance on selecting your area of research and assistance in selecting a question.

Course content

This course requires students to study a breadth unit and a depth unit and complete a coursework assignment. We offer two options:

Route CN studies the Tudors (1485- 1603) with Russia: Revolution & Dictatorship (1917-1953).

Route KE studies America: Making of a Superpower (1865-1975) with the English Revolution (1625-1660). Coursework options include: the Crusading Movement, European Witchcraft, African-American Civil Rights and Germany.

You will be given guidance on selecting your area of research and assistance in selecting a question.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course also requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Literature at Higher level. You do not need to have taken GCSE History, but if you have, you must have achieved at least grade 5.

Assessment

The A-level will be assessed by examinations in the summer of the second year. There is an examination for each unit, each worth 40% of the overall grade. these are assessed through a combination of essay quiestions and questions analysing historical interpretations and primary sources. You will also complete a coursework assignment which is in the form of an extended essay worth 20% of the overall grade.

Future opportunities

A-level History trains you to make sound judgements, think flexibly, express yourself clearly and is highly regarded as a preparation for careers which involve information management and decision making. This could include employment in administration and management as well as careers of a vocational nature such as business, law, accountancy or journalism.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

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.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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