History

What will I study

In history, you will study two units. The aim of the units is to develop your skills in relation to working with evidence and reporting in detail on key topic areas. The final part of the course requires you to undertake an investigation into a topic of your choice over a one hundred years period and complete a question which you have set yourself to answer

How will I be assessed

The course is assessed in two ways as set out below:

  • Unit 1 – Tsarist and Communist Russia – 1855-1964
    This unit is assessed by one written examination paper which is 2.5 hours in length.
    This provides 40% of your overall grade.
  • Unit 2 – The Making of Modern Britain – 1951-2007
    This unit is assessed by one written examination paper which is 2.5 hours in length.
    This provides 40% of your overall grade.
  • Unit 3 – Coursework assignment
    This unit is assessed through the completion of a written piece of 3,000- 3,500 words in length. This provides 20% of your overall grade.

Why study A Level History

History is clearly an essential subject for those who wish to pursue it at university but it also has a much broader relevance. It is highly appropriate to careers in law, journalism, politics and management, in fact any area in which the ability to evaluate information and present reasoned judgements is useful. Many of Britain’s top company bosses have History degrees as well as Prime Ministers!

Entry requirements

Standard Grace Academy 6th Form entry requirements.

It can lead to careers such as:

History is a highly recognised qualification within business sectors and the Civil Service.  Students who study History enter a range of jobs such as working for the United Nations, Teaching, working within the legal sector, financial sectors and organisational management to name just a few.