HistoryKing Edward VI College Nuneaton
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- Vocational qualification
Course Type A-Level
Introduction The A Level History course offers students the opportunity to study either Medieval or Modern History. Option 1: Medieval History. In the first year students study the Crusades and the Norman Conquest of England. In the second year students study the Angevin Kings of England (Henry II, Richard the Lionheart and King John) together with a coursework unit. Option 2: Modern History. In the first year students study Totalitarian Ideologies (a comparison between Soviet Russia, Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany) and Britain and Appeasement 1919-1940. In the second year students study International Relations since 1945 together with a coursework unit.
Qualification AS/A Level
Entry Requirements College entry requirements plus GCSE Grade C or above in English. You do not have to have taken History at GCSE but if you have we expect you to have achieved grade C or above.
Assessment Both AS units and A2 unit 3 are assessed through a timetabled written examination. AS Examinations are set every January and June. A2 exams are available in June only. Unit 4 is assessed through coursework. The Exam Board is AQA.
Costs There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips.
Duration 1 year to AS level and an additional year to A level.
Other Details Subjects that link particularly well with this course are Ancient History, Government and Politics, Critical Thinking, English, Philosophyin fact History can complement a wide range of other courses. It also goes particularly well with the Debating and Public Speaking enrichment option. To be successful in this course students should feel relatively confident in their ability to read, assimilate new information and complete extended pieces of writing.
Progression Options Students who are successful at AS level may wish to complete an additional year to achieve the A level qualification, from which higher study perhaps at degree level in this or a related area is a possibility. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to a wide range of careers and/or university courses.