History


Student Quote

“I like history as I get to learn about new subject ts that I really enjoy and I get on well with all of the teachers”

Exam Board

  • OCR

Entry Requirements

  • A Grade C in GCSE History, English and Mathematics

Module/Units

  • AS - England 1485-1558: The Early Tudors
  • AS – The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774 – 1815
  • A level – England 1547 – 1603: The Later Tudors
  • A level – Democracy and dictatorships in Germany 1919 – 1963
  • A level – Civil rights in the USA 1865 - 1992

Assessment

  • AS level – both units are assessed through 1.5 hours exam papers. Each unit is worth 50% of the AS grade
  • A level –
  • England 1547 – 1603: The Later Tudors 1.5 hours exam paper 25% of grade
  • Democracy and dictatorships in Germany 1919 – 1963 1 hour paper 15% of grade
  • A level – Civil rights in the USA 1865 – 1992 – 2.30 hours exam paper 40% of grade
  • Students will also complete a 3000-4000 word essay on a topic of their choice (although this is likely to be on one of the topics above) this will be 20% of the grade

Progression routes from this course

Going into A-level history is a smart move if you want a fascinating subject that offers you a range of career possibilities at the end. A-level history gives you a similar level of desirability as an English qualification does, as the methods of assessment are relatively the same, however A-level history gives you a much broader range of knowledge and can be considered as more interesting as a subject to study. History graduates find employers respect and desire the skills they acquire. Popular career routes include education such as research or teaching, politics, law, business, social care, arts and museum curatorship...