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A level History

Qualification AS / A2

Examination Board WJEC

COURSE DESCRIPTION A level history will encourage students to:

  •  Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history;
  •  Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non-British history;
  •  Build on their understanding of the past

AS/A2 Units HY1 30 % 1 hour 40 min written paper 120 marks (120UMS)

This module is essay based and will look at Britain from 1780-c1848 considering two topics:

  •  Parliamentary reform and politics 1780-1832
  •  Popular protest c.1815-1848 HY2 20 % 1 hour 20 min written paper 80 marks (80UMS)

This module takes an in-depth look at Nazi Germany 1933-39. It will consider the rise of the Nazis, how they consolidated their position and their key policies. The module is assessed through a source analysis exam.

A2 HY3 20 % internal assessment 80 marks (80UMS)

A historical Investigation arising from the Nazi Germany in-depth study which will focus on historical interpretations of the Holocaust. Submission of an internally-set assignment, of between 3000 – 4000 words, focussing on a specific historical problem or issue arising from the depth study.

HY4 30 % 2 hours 30 min written paper 120 marks (120UMS)

Period study:

  •  The Conservative Party in the age of Peel and Disraeli 1834-1880
  •  Parliamentary reform, 1780-1886

In-depth study:

 Support, Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany 1933-1945

Entry 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and maths.

Progression Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as history, politics, journalism, law, philosophy, humanities. Popular as a fourth A level for students pursuing courses in medicine related courses.

Enrichment Activities

The college has an active History and Politics society

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Course Length:

2 Years

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