St David's Catholic College

History (Modern)

St David's Catholic College
In Penylan

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Typology Vocational qualification
Location Penylan (Wales)
  • Vocational qualification
  • Penylan (Wales)
Description

The course is split into two areas. The first of these is a period study of British history (1780-1886) focusing on: Politics and Government in Wales and England from 1780 to 1832; Foreign policy from 1793 to 1841; The Conservative Party in the age of Peel and Disraeli, 1846- 1886; and Parliamentary Reform, c.1780-1886. The second area of the course is an in-depth study of European history, the.

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Where and when
Starts Location
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Penylan
Ty Gwyn Road, CF23 5QD, Cardiff, Wales
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Starts On request
Location
Penylan
Ty Gwyn Road, CF23 5QD, Cardiff, Wales
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· Requirements

Grade C in either History or English.

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Course programme



History (Modern)
The course is split into two areas. The first of these is a period study of British history (1780-1886) focusing on: Politics and Government in Wales and England from 1780 to 1832; Foreign policy from 1793 to 1841; The Conservative Party in the age of Peel and Disraeli, 1846- 1886; and Parliamentary Reform, c.1780-1886. The second area of the course is an in-depth study of European history, the focus of which is the Third Reich, c.1933-1945.
AS Unit 1 is comprised of two structured questions: worth 30% of the final mark, it is examined at the end of the AS year.
AS Unit 2 is examined via a multi-source, multi-question exercise on the Third Reich c. 1933-1945: worth 20% of the final mark, the exam is undertaken at the end of the AS year.
A2 Unit 3 is a major piece of coursework. Approximately 4,000 words in length, it is worth 20% of the final mark and is submitted in March of the A2 year.
A2 Unit 4 is a three-part exam. There are two essay questions on topics drawn from British history and a third, source-based essay question drawn from European history. This exam is held at the end of the A2 year and is worth 30% of the final mark.

AS Units (Year One)
The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) is studied in the first year. The course is divided into two separate modules. They are:
Unit HY1: Politics and Government in Wales and England from 1780 to 1832 AND Foreign policy from 1793 to 1841 (30% - 1 hour 30 minutes written paper)
Unit HY2: The Third Reich, c.1933-1945. (20% - 1 hour 30 minutes written paper) Examinations are available in June 2010 AS Units (Year Two) Students can choose to progress to the full Advanced Level (A2) in the second year of study. This contains two modules:
Unit HY3: The July Plot (30% - 4,000 word piece of coursework) Unit HY4: The Conservative Party in the age of Peel and Disraeli, 1846 -1886 AND Parliamentary Reform, c.1780-1886 AND Support, Opposition and Resistance in the Third Reich, c.1933-1945 (30% - 2 hours 30 minutes written paper) Examinations are available June 2011The majority of students who take the full History A Level tend to do so as they recognise it as a strong basis from which they can embark on a Higher Education course in a range of degree subjects. One of the'traditional' subjects, it is highly regarded by universities and employers as it demonstrates that a person has developed skills of research, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. At A Level, History works well with a number of other subjects, especially written or essay-based ones, although it can also serve as a useful contrast to Mathematics or the sciences - especially for those students who would otherwise lack a written dimension to their A Level programme.

Results
SUMMER 2009
A - C grade: 90%

Highlights: 63% of learners achieved'A' or'B' grades.

Examination Board WJEC

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