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Students with an enquiring mind will find this a fascinating course. You will study a wide range of history from Tudor History to Modern American History to the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. The course also offers you the opportunity to undertake a special investigation into a historical subject of your choice. The course will help you to develop important skills such as research, analysis, decision-making, presentation delivery using a variety of media, and teamwork
How can we hope to understand the present if we have no comprehension of the past?
You will have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to Berlin in Year 12 and Model United Nations Conferences in both Years 12 and 13. You will also be able to attend student lectures in London. You will have access to wide variety of printed and e-resources.
Please refer to The John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.
Two years to complete the full A Level.
|MODE OF ASSESSMENT
British Period Study and Enquiry Unit- England 1547–1603: the Later Tudors
1 exam of 1 hour 30 minutes=25% of A Level
|Domestic and Foreign Policy in the reigns of Edward 6th, Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary) and Elizabeth 1
|1 exam of 1 hour 30 minutes=15% of A Level
|Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992
|1 exam of 2 hours 30 minutes =40% of A Level
|Topic Based Essay
1 essay of 3000-4000 words=20% of A level
Depth Study = Civil Rights in the “Gilded Era” and the New Deal period, Malcolm X and Black power.
Independently researched essay on a topic of your choice
This course will give a real advantage to students wishing to study History, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Heritage Studies. It is a recommended course if you are interested in studying Law at university.
The course will prepare you for a range of opportunities in the heritage industries as well as a variety of careers ranging from Journalism, Law, Publishing, Management Consultancy and Politics to the Civil and Diplomatic Services and teaching.
History A level is on the Russell Group “preferred subjects” list as it offers so many opportunities for higher level thinking and individual academic research.