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History

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Course Content

Breath Study

The quest for political stability Germany 1871-1991 (European history)

Depth Study

Religious conflict and the church 1529-1547 (British History)

Controlled Assessment (A Level)

Controlled Assessment (own period of history to be decided by the student) 

Examination Details

AS Level

Breadth Study

Written Exam

1 hour 30 minutes

Two Questions (one compulsory)

50 marks

50% of AS questions

Depth Study

Written Exam

1 hour 30 minutes

Two questions (one compulsory)

50 marks

50% of AS questions

A-Level

Component 1: Breadth Study

Written Exam

2 hours 30 minutes

Three questions

80 marks

40%

• Section A – one compulsory question linked to historical interpretations (30 marks)

• Section B – two from three essays (2 x 25 marks)

Component 2: Depth study What's assessed The study in depth of a period of major historical change or development and associated primary evidence.

 2 hours 30 minutes

Three questions (one compulsory)

80 marks

 40%

 • Section A – one compulsory question linked to primary sources or sources contemporary to the period (30 marks)

• Section B – two from three essays (2 x 25 marks)

Component 3: Historical investigation

Controlled Assessment

• 3,000–3,500 words

 • 40 marks

 • 20% of A-level 

Career Pathways

Secondary teacher, solicitor, law, media, journalism, heritage/ museum, television and broadcasting, University Civil Servant, accountancy, politics, Archaeologist, Sociologist and a researcher

Entry Criteria

Grade C in GCSE history or a 6 in English Language if you do not have a GCSE in History.