LEVEL: A Level – Linear
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
WHY CHOOSE HISTORY?
A Level History at Stratton is a popular subject which is highly recommended by Russell Group Universities. The course offers a range of topics from 20th Century Germany to Tudor England. The course is taught by passionate teachers who believe in active learning both in school and outside the classroom.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
You will study key historical themes and chronology as well as the causes & results of key events. You will debate historical viewpoints to produce your own judgements based on in depth research.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
AS Unit 1G: Germany and West Germany 1918-89. You will study the Weimar Republic, the rise of Hitler, World War 2 and Germany divided into East and West. You will assess the historical significance of events and look at their impact on the people of Germany.
AS Unit 2G: Spain 1930-78: Republicanism, Francoism and the re-establishment of democracy. You will study Spain move from a democracy into civil war and then into Franco’s dictatorship.
A Level Unit 3: England 1509-1603 Authority, Nation and Religion. You will undertake an in-depth study of Henry VIII to develop an in-depth understanding of attitudes, beliefs and structures of society.
A Level Unit 4: Historical Enquiry. You will conduct an enquiry into different interpretations of the holocaust in Germany. This will involve in-depth research and understanding of differing historians viewpoints. This unit is assessed by coursework.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
2 Exams: 50% each
3 Exams: 80% Coursework: 20%
WHERE CAN IT LEAD?
An A Level in History gives you knowledge and skills which will prepare you for higher education, and which are also useful in any career. Students who specialise in history can go on to become historical researchers, work in heritage organisations or become teachers. But history also supports other career paths, like journalism, politics, law, social work and public services.