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A Level History

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Simon Langton Girls' Grammar has one of the best History Departments in Kent.  Our History course spans centuries, circles the globe and allows you to combine breadth and depth.  We examine the breadth of political, economic, social and cultural history, and provide you with an exciting opportunity to go in depth into a topic of your choice for the coursework element.  The department also forges strong interactions with other disciplines such as politics, archival science and archaeology.


Outline of the Course
Unit 1: British period study and enquiry: Pitt to Peel 1783-1853
Unit 2: Non-British period study: The Cold War in Asia 1945-93
Unit 3: Depth Study – China and its Rulers 1839-1989
Unit 4: Topic based essay – Coursework Assessment

How will it be delivered?


Type of Assessment




Examination: Two questions: One that is source based, the second is based on knowledge and analysis

1 hour 30 minutes



Examination: One large and one small knowledge based question

1 hour



Examination: Three essay questions: One based on sources and the other two based on own knowledge

2 hours 30 minutes



Coursework: Independent Study Essay: 4,000 words

2 terms


Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in History

May be accepted on the course: 6 in History

Your next steps...

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.


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