Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

GCE A Level History

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Carmarthen

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Typology A Level
Location Carmarthen (Wales)
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • A Level
  • Carmarthen (Wales)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Geology is the science of the Earth, integrating Physics, Biology and Chemistry in the investigation of our planet. With the added dimension of time, Geology explores the evolution of Earth since its formation 4600 million years ago. Geology is a very practical subject and students will become expert in identifying rocks, minerals, fossils, folds and faults. They will develop a variety of useful skills including interpreting maps, deciphering past environments and how to find important resources for the future. Fieldwork forms an important part of Investigative Geology, learning to observe, record and identify geological phenomena and also the use and the making of maps. AS Level consists of Foundation Geology; Investigative Geology; Geology and The Human Environment. A2 Level consists of interpreting the geological record, geological themes and geological investigations.

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Where and when
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Carmarthen
Jobs Well Road,, SA31 3HY, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Carmarthen
Jobs Well Road,, SA31 3HY, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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· Who is it intended for?

Progression and Employment: A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to higher level qualifications such as Degrees or Higher National Diplomas. The history specialist may become an academic, lawyer, teacher, librarian, archivist or museum officer. The study of history is also valuable in gaining entry to journalism, broadcasting, politics, the civil service, and a wide variety of management posts in business and commerce.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Programme Features:

The department consistently receives outstanding exam results There are opportunities for lively class discussions and organised visits Coursework provides the opportunity for real historical research The subject develops skills that are highly valued in many professions Very high percentage of students go on to study in University and many do History Degrees The Department organises visits and theatre trips as appropriate


Programme Content:

UNIT 1 - OPTION 1

GOVERNMENT, REBELLION AND SOCIETY IN WALES AND ENGLAND c.1485-1603

The significance of the main changes in politics and government 1485- 1603 The significance of the main developments in religion 1529-1588 The significance of the main protests and rebellions against the Tudor monarchs 1509-1569 The extent of social and economic change in the sixteenth century The changing relationship between Wales and England after 1530

UNIT 2 – OPTION 8

PART 1: WEIMAR AND ITS CHALLENGES c.1918-1933

The challenges facing the Weimar republic 1918-1923 The extent of change in foreign and economic policy 1924-1929 The changing fortunes of the Nazi party 1924-1933 The crisis of the Weimar republic 1929-1933 Historical interpretations of key issues from this period

UNIT 3 - OPTION 8

THE AMERICAN CENTURY c.1890-1990

The struggle for Civil Rights, c.1890-1990:

The development of changing attitudes towards civil rights 1890-1945 Changing developments in the demand for civil rights 1945-1968 The consequences of the civil rights movement 1968-1990 Similarity and difference c.1890-1990

Making of a superpower, c.1890-1990:

Change and continuity in US foreign policy 1890- 1941 The impact of US involvement in the Second World war and the Cold War 1941-75 The significance of détente and the end of the Cold War 1975-1990 Similarity and difference c.1890-1990

UNIT 4 OPTION 8

GERMANY: DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP c.1918-1945

PART 2: NAZI GERMANY c.1933-1945

Further developments in the Nazi control of Germany after 1933 The impact of Nazi racial, social and religious policies 1933-1945 The effectiveness of Nazi economic policy 1933-1945 Changing Nazi foreign policy and the Second World War 1933-1945

UNIT 5 - COURSEWORK (AWAITING APPROVAL)

Additional information

Method of Assessment AS Level - Two written examinations. HY1 - Two structured questions from a choice of four (1:40 minutes in total). HY2 - In depth study one set of questions based on historical sources (1:20 minutes). A Level - Two written examinations, one 1hr 30 minutes and one 50 minutes plus one coursework assignment.

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