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Course Type: Full Time

History

  • Course Code CG60015
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Is A Level History right for me?

This A Level offers will allow you to study the history of a range of different periods and nations and analyse the political, social and economic trends and developments of these periods. This will enable you to develop a broad historical understanding along with independent research and discussion skills. History at A Level is likely to appeal to you if you enjoy reading and thinking about past events and cultures.

 

How could A Level History help me in the future?

Students who study the course have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. By the end of the course you will have learned to evaluate and analyse information, work independently, weigh-up evidence and communicate complex ideas effectively. All these skills are recognised and valued by employers and universities. History provides a basis for a number of careers, such as work in the heritage and museum sector, archivist, teacher, journalism and political work.

 

I’ve decided to take History. What’s next?

You might want to start researching/reading around the time periods to see if they are of interest to you. If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Heather Allen-Frost: heather.allen-frost@gateshead.ac.uk

 

Exam board: AQA New Specification (since 2015)

Course requirements: Grade B or 6+ at GCSE English Literature or other Humanities subjects

 

Exams - AS Level

Paper 1G: The Challenge and Transformation of Britain c.1851-1964

50% of AS Level and 0% of A Level (1hour and 30minutes)

Part One: c.1851-1914

Section A: Interpretations - One compulsory question — students will analyse and evaluate the views of historians (25 marks)

Section B: Essay - Two questions to choose from, students must answer one question — either question is designed to test historical understanding across the period (25 marks)

 

Paper 2G: The Birth of the USA 1760-1801

50% of AS Level and 0% of A Level (1hour and 30minutes)

Part One: 1760-1776

Section A: One compulsory question — students will analyse and evaluate the views of historians (25 marks)

Section B: Essay - Two questions to choose from, students must answer one question — either question is designed to test historical understanding across the period (25 marks)

 

Exams - A Level

Paper 1G: The Challenge and Transformation of Britain c.1851-1964

40% of A Level (2hours and 30minutes)

Part Two: 1915-1964

Section A: Interpretations - One compulsory question — students will analyse and evaluate the views of historians (30 marks)

Section B: Essay - Three questions to choose from, students must answer two questions — either question is designed to test historical understanding across the period (2x25 marks)

 

Paper 2G: The Birth of the USA 1760-1801

40% of A Level (2hours and 30minutes)

Part Two: 1777-1801

Section A: Interpretations - One compulsory question — students will analyse and evaluate the views of historians (30 marks)

Section B: Essay - Two questions to choose from, students must answer one question — either question is designed to test historical understanding across the period (25 marks

Non Examination Assessment (Coursework)

20% of A Level (3000-3500 words)

A historical investigation across a 100 year period. This can be in the supported topic, African American Civil Rights or in a topic of your choice.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

8 GCSE's grade B (6) or above

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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