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Explore the past and it’s impact on today. It builds critical thinking and investigation skills which will benefit you both in higher education and as a life skill.

Description

A Level History


Course code: 9HI0

Delivery method: Classroom / Online and Paper based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel  A-Level History

Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

 

 

History is a fascinating subject, where you can explore the past and it’s impact on today. It builds critical thinking and investigation skills which will benefit you both in higher education and as a life skill.

This great course will engage you and open up doors to further learning opportunities.

Overview / Skills

During this A-Level History course you will explore Russia, Mao’s China and then move to the UK to understand more about Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform before working through the Cold War and it’s development and demise.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Pearson Edexcel) you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level History.

Developing an enthusiasm for History
Use the concepts learned in a variety of contexts
Develop a critical and enquiring approach to the study of History
Acquire an understanding of historical study for example that history is concerned with the judgments based on available evidence and that these judgments are provisional
Develop you use and understanding of historical terms concepts and skills
Organise and communicate your historical knowledge and understanding in different ways

Course outline

You must sit three examinations and submit a piece of coursework:

Paper 1: Breadth study with Interpretations – Russia 1917-1991 From Lenin to Yeltsin
Section A: One essay from a choice of two

Section B: One essay from a choice of two

Section C: One compulsory essay (source-based interpretations)

Exam length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 30% of A-Level

Paper 2: Depth Study – Mao’s China 1949-1976
Section A: Question based on two pieces of source information provided (Compulsory)

Section B: One essay from a choice of two

Exam length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 20% of A-Level

Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth – Protest Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain 1780 to 1928
Section A: Two part question based on two pieces of source information provide. Compulsory

Section B: Depth essay – one essay from a choice of two

Section C: Breadth essay (Targeting long-term change over 100 years) one essay from a choice of two.

Exam length: 2 hours 15 minutes, 30% of A-Level

Coursework option: The Cold War its development and its demise (1945-90)


Coursework requirements. Produce a detailed essay of approximately 3 to 4 thousand words on the subject matter above, with suggested questions provided. Student can break this into sections of write it as one continuous extended essay.

20% of A-Level