AS/A2 History

Course details

History gives you the opportunity to develop important skills. You learn how to research, process and present information. You will also need to develop your thinking skills, your ability to problem solve and your ability to make judgements based on evidence. You will need to develop your ability to be independent in your studies as well as working as part of a team.

Unit 1:

* Historical Themes in Breadth
* Soviet Union – Stalin and The Cold War – US in Korea and Vietnam.

Unit 2:

* British Political History, 1945-90 : consensus and conflict.

Unit 3:

* Revolution, Republic and Restoration : England, 1629-67. Depth Studies and Associated Historical Controversies

Unit 4:

* Historical Enquiry
* The making of Modern China 1900â??76.

Assessment:

Unit 1:

* A written Exam of 1 hour and 20 minutes
* You will need to answer two questions worth 30 marks each; these will be taken from different topics within the same option paper.

 Unit 2:

* A written Exam of 1 hour and 20 minutes. Two source based questions.

Unit 3:

* A written Exam of 2 hours. There will be two extended questions. One will be source based.

Unit 4:

* A coursework assignment in two parts. This will consist of about 2000 words for each part.

What could I go on to do after the course?

The skills that are developed in History can be applied to many careers. History is a well respected A Level and can lead you to study a wide variety of subjects at University. It is particularly valued as a basis for the study of Law. History can also lead you into careers in Media, Civil Service, Government and Politics, Curatorship, Journalism, Teaching, Banking and Accountancy. A Level History involves the processing and analysis of large amounts of information and has even been known to support applications for subjects such as Medicine.