History

History

HISTORY AS / A2

COURSE CONTENT

AS Unit 1: Option B – Change and Consolidation in Britain, 1483-1529

Key Content:

  • The End of the Yorkist monarchy and the Triumph of Henry Tudor, 1483-1487
  • The Reign of Henry VII : Political Power and Control
  • The Reign of Henry VII : Finance, Economy and Trade
  • The Continuation of the Tudor Monarchy under Henry VIII, 1509-1529
AS Unit 2: Option L – The Impact of Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR, 1924-1941

Key Content:

  • Stalin’s rise to power
  • Industrialisation, 1928-1941
  • Agricultural Revolution, 1928-1941
  • The Terror State, 1934 -1941
  • Stalin’s Russia by 1941

EXAMINATION

  • Unit 1: Option B
    1 ¼ hours – 50%.  Written paper.  72 Marks.  2 structured questions (each 2-part) to choose out of 3.
  • Unit 2: Option L
    1 ½ hours – 50%. Written paper. 72 Marks. 2 structured questions (each 2-part): 1 compulsory source-based; 1 ‘either/or’.
  • Unit 3: Option B
    1 ½ hours – 60%. Written paper.  90 Marks. Testing evaluation of evidence, change and continuity over time, historical explanations and judgements.
  • Unit 4: Historical Enquiry
    Coursework (approx 3000 words): an analysis of an historical issue. 40% of the total A2 marks. Internally assessed by the centre.  Moderated by the Board.

Examination Board – AQA

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

Any student who has achieved a grade B or above at History GCSE.  A grade B or above in an English GCSE is also preferred.

WHAT IS THE COURSE STYLE?

History at Caludon Castle School offers students the chance to study two different and distinct periods from the History of Britain and Russia.  This course is a traditional style A Level, as favoured by many of the top universities. By the end of the course you will have learned how to evaluate and analyse information, how to weigh up evidence and different perspectives and how to communicate complex ideas efficiently.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

History at Advanced Level offers students a number of educational and career opportunities. Students who study AS or A2 History have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities.
The skills that History teaches are recognised and valued by employers, universities and colleges. History combines well with Maths and Science subjects to create an attractive portfolio of qualifications, enabling a student to move on to a university science-based course. Combined with English and a modern foreign language it would provide a good basis for an arts or languages-based degree.
History AS/A2 provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law and business. History at Advanced Level is thought provoking, rewarding and relevant.