Studying history allows you to understand and explore historical content examining how the past has shaped (and continues to shape) global, national, and local relationships between societies and people. There is the opportunity to develop and build on many skills seen at GCSE.
Duration: 1 Year for AS. 2 Years for A2
At AS there are two modules which are taken in the summer of Year 12. At A2 a coursework essay (Module 3) is completed in class and there is a synoptic module taken in the summer of Year 13.
Level 2 threshold (5 A*- C grades or equivalent), including a grade C at GCSE History if the subject has been studied before.
A grade ‘B’ is desirable.
What Will I Study?
Year 12 Units - Lliswerry High School
Politics, People & Progress – Wales & England 1880 – 1980
Germany, Democracy to Dictatorship 1918-1945 – Weimar and its challenges
Year 13 Units - Lliswerry High School
Poverty, protest and rebellion in Wales & England 1485-1603
Nazi Germany 1933-1945
A non-examination assessment (NEA)
How Will I Be Assessed?
Unit 1 90 minute essay exam
Unit 2 105 minute sources exam
Unit 3 105 minute essay exam
Unit 4 105 minute written essay and source question
Unit 5 Coursework
All Units are worth 20% of the A2 grade
Career Opportunities & Progression
The training that History offers is seen as especially valuable by many employers. These include:
Accountancy, Law, Banking, Police, Local Government, Business Management, Marketing, Civil Service, Insurance and Armed Forces.
A good A Level pass is also very well respected by all Universities for many degree courses.