Department Leader: Dan Prudden

A Level History is a writing based subject, requiring skills of analysis, evaluation, and interpretation.

Students will learn through rigorous practising of essay and source analysis skills.

 

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course information:

Unit

Title

Unit

Title

1

Britain, 1625–1701: conflict, revolution and settlement 30% of total qualification

3

Civil Rights and race relations in the USA, 1850-2009

30% of total qualification

2

Russia in revolution, 1894–1924

20% of total qualification

4

Coursework

20% of total qualification

 

Unit 1 – Written examination: 2hour and 15 minutes. Two essay questions and an interpretation question.

Unit 2 – Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes. One essay question and a source question.

Unit 3 – Written examination: 2 hours and 15 minutes. Two essay questions and a source question.

Unit 4 – Coursework: One extended 3000-4000 word essay about interpretations of History.

 

A Level History is assessed through three assessment objectives:

  • AO1:  Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied, making substantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant, of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance (55%)
  • AO2: Analyse and evaluate appropriate source material, primary and/or contemporary to the period, within its historical context (20%)
  • AO3: Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted (25%)

Contacts:

For further information/clarification about this course please contact Mrs V. Smedley

 

Recommended resources:

  • Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Revolutions in early modern and modern Europe ISBN-13: 978-1447985327
  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: Britain, 1625-1701: Conflict, revolution and settlement  ISBN-13: 978-1471876554
  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel AS/A-level History: Russia in revolution, 1894-1924 ISBN-13: 978-1471876585
  • Edexcel A Level History, Paper 3: Civil rights and race relations in the USA, 1850-2009 ISBN-13: 978-1447985358
  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel A-level History: Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA 1850-2009 ISBN-13: 978-1510418080

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