KS5

Key Stage 5 History

 

The study of History at A-Level develops the skills of analysis and evaluation along with the ability to form a structured and considered argument. Students are taught to deal with conflicting data, consider evidence and strengthen their communication skills, both written and oral. History is regarded as a useful qualification for a wide range of higher education or career choices, for example, Law, Journalism, Business and Politics.

 

At A-Level you will study:

 

Year 1

 

Unit 1:   “Consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty:  England, 1485-1547”

 

Unit 2:   “To the brink of Nuclear War:  International Relations, c1945-1963”

 

Unit 3:   “Historical Investigation”

 

 

Year 2

 

Unit 1:   “England:  Turmoil and Triumph, 1547-1603”

 

Unit 2:   “From Détente to the end of the Cold War, c1963-1991”

 

Unit 3:   “Historical Investigation”

 

A-Level assessment:       

 

Unit 1:  External examination – 2 hours & 30 minutes – Three questions

 

Unit 2:  External examination – 2 hours % 30 minutes – Three questions

 

Unit 3:  Internally assessed – 3,000 - 3,500 word essay

 

 
 
 

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