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History: A Level (Facilitating)

course specification

History is not just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are and about what’s next. Although the History course enables you to study specific countries, people and events in the past, most of what you learn will help you to understand the world we live in and make sense of the issues that we face today. History has a lot to offer in terms of content and skills.

exam board

Edexcel

Units

AS Level Standalone Qualification

Paper 1(Breadth study with interpretations): Germany and West Germany 1918-89

Paper 2 (Depth Study): The rise and fall of fascism in Italy 1911-46

A Level Qualification

Paper 1 (Breadth study with interpretations): Germany and West Germany 1918-89

Paper 2 (Depth Study): The rise and fall of fascism in Italy 1911-46

Paper 3 (Themes in breadth with aspects in depth): Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928

Coursework

Currently the coursework relates to the causes of the Cold War 1945 - 1953

entry criteria

You do not need to have taken a GCSE in History to succeed in A Level History. Although History GCSE does provide a useful foundation some of our best students have chosen this subject in Year 12 for the first time. You will need to have at least 5 A* - C GCSE grades including Level 4 in English Language.

higher education

As a facilitating subject, History A Level supports progression into a wide range of subjects at university, across all disciplines, as well as enabling further study for a History degree.

careers

It is a popular choice for students interested in pursuing a wide variety of careers, for example, Law, the Media, Journalism, Politics, Economics, the Civil Service and International Relations as well as those more directly linked to History. It also provides a useful option for students looking to complement their studies in Maths and Science.

Which teachers should I talk to about this subject?

Ms Dunn, Ms Chaggar or Ms Watson