This is a two year course. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).
If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).
Paper 1: Option 1E: Russia, 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin (Year 12) 30%
Paper 2: Option 2E.1: Mao’s China, 1949–76 (Year 12) 20%
Paper 3: British Experience of Warfare (year 13) 30%
Students study one topic which covers at least 100 years, e.g. The British experience of warfare c1790–1918.
Unit 4: Controlled Assessment (year 13) 20%
Students complete an independently researched enquiry on historical interpretations, e.g. the origins of WW1 or origins of the Cold War.
Grade 6 or above in GCSE history and grade 5 or above in GCSE English.
Alternatively, for students who have not previously studied GCSE history, a grade 6 or above in GCSE English is required.
History is recognised and valued as an academic subject. If your CV states that you have studied A level history, then future employers and universities will be impressed. History is not just a subject valued by employers in museums; it is also particularly valued by the legal profession, those working in writing and journalism, and the public service industry. In fact the analytical, reasoning and writing skills you develop through studying can be transferred to virtually any career.