A level History
Qualification AS / A2
Examination Board WJEC
COURSE DESCRIPTION A level history will encourage students to:
- Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history;
- Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non-British history;
- Build on their understanding of the past
AS/A2 Units HY1 30 % 1 hour 40 min written paper 120 marks (120UMS)
This module is essay based and will look at Britain from 1780-c1848 considering two topics:
- Parliamentary reform and politics 1780-1832
- Popular protest c.1815-1848 HY2 20 % 1 hour 20 min written paper 80 marks (80UMS)
This module takes an in-depth look at Nazi Germany 1933-39. It will consider the rise of the Nazis, how they consolidated their position and their key policies. The module is assessed through a source analysis exam.
A2 HY3 20 % internal assessment 80 marks (80UMS)
A historical Investigation arising from the Nazi Germany in-depth study which will focus on historical interpretations of the Holocaust. Submission of an internally-set assignment, of between 3000 – 4000 words, focussing on a specific historical problem or issue arising from the depth study.
HY4 30 % 2 hours 30 min written paper 120 marks (120UMS)
- The Conservative Party in the age of Peel and Disraeli 1834-1880
- Parliamentary reform, 1780-1886
Support, Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany 1933-1945
Entry 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and maths.
Progression Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as history, politics, journalism, law, philosophy, humanities. Popular as a fourth A level for students pursuing courses in medicine related courses.