Duration of Course:
2 Years: AS in Year 1 leading to A2 in Year 2
What does it include?
Unit 1: Historical Themes in Bredth
D6: Ideology, Conflict and Retreat: USA in Asia, 1950-1973
D7: Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA, 1968-2001
Unit 2: British Historical Depth Studies
E1: British Political History 1945-1990: Conflict and Consensus
Unit 3: Depth Studies and Hisotrical Controversies
D1: From Kaiser to Fuhrer, 1900-1945
Unit 4: Historical Enquiry
CW40: 20th Century International Relations
How will I be assessed?
Units 1 and 2 on the AS are tested by external examination. Unit 3 on the A2 is also assessed by external examination. Unit 4 on the A2 is however internally asessed by TWO pieces of coursework.
What do I need to get on to it?
You should have GCSE Grade C in GCSE English. GCSE Grade C in History is a useful extra. History is a very challenging A level requiring detailed analysis, the ability to think independently and produce regular, detailed written material are essential.