A Level - Modern History
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
History is more than just dates and facts as it enhances our understanding of key individuals, societies and the process of change. Looking at the past helps us to gain an understanding of the present and gives us an insight into human behaviour. History is the study of our collective experience through time, being a process of objective investigation and discovery. You will learn to employ skills of synthesis and interpretation of evidence and develop the ability to present your argument with substantiated judgements.
We will study four units:
Britain 1930-1997 (with a special enquiry on Winston Churchill 1930-1951);
The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095-1192;
Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964.
An in-depth personal study on a topic of your choice where you will enhance your understanding of how historians really work. A fabulous opportunity to pursue your historical passion!
During both years of study, you can expect to:
• Develop and understand historical terms and concepts
• Explore the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in history
• Develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and a grade C in History, if taken at GCSE.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
If you choose to study Modern History, you will usually take it alongside three other A levels. Subjects which complement Modern History include: English, ICT, Maths, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Psychology, Sociology, and Government and Politics.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
AS Level: Two written exams of 1 hour 30 minutes duration
Full A Level: Three exams of 1 hour 30 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours 30 mins and one coursework unit
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
There are no charges to study this course. Course texts are provided and the Learning Resource Centre holds a large selection of additional texts. However, there may be some costs for trips.
WHAT IS THE DURATION?
AS is a one year course; A Level is a two year course.
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type A Level
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body OCR
- Applications Accepting