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A Level History

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FV1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Are you fascinated by the past and the influence it has on our life today? The study of history is said to have a civilising influence on our society as we learn from the mistakes of the past. Studying history will show you how our current political, social and ethical ideals were shaped and developed.


There are two components to the AS History Course.

Component 1: Breadth Study

Component 2: Depth Study


We are looking at offering the following:

Component 1: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603�1702

This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through the following key questions:

� How far did the power of the monarchy change?

� To what extent and why was power more widely shared during this period?

� Why and with what results were there disputes over religion?

� How effective was opposition?

� How important were ideas and ideology?

� How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how were they affected by developments?

Component 2: USA: Conflict at Home and Abroad, 1945�1976

Students will study a period of social, political and cultural upheaval in the USA, examining major conflict, both foreign and domestic, and its impact on the American people. The unit will focus on two key areas of American History: The Campaign for African-American Civil Rights and America's involvement in the Vietnam war.


There are three components to the new A Level History Course.

Component 1: Breadth Study

Component 2: Depth Study

Component 3: Historical Investigation (Personal Study)


You will study Component 1 and Component 2 at A level in more detail and depth than at AS.


Component 3: Non-British Historical Investigation (Modern China)

The purpose of the Historical Investigation is to enable students to develop the skills, knowledge and historical understanding acquired through the study of the examined components of the specification.

Through undertaking the Historical Investigation students will develop an enhanced understanding of the nature and purpose of history as a discipline and how historians work.



How will it be delivered?

AS - 2 external exams

Component 1: Breadth Study, 1 hour 30 minutes (50% of AS)

Component 2: Depth Study, 1 hour 30 minutes (50% of AS)


Advanced Level - 2 external exams and one coursework assignment

Component 1: Breadth Study. 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of A level)

Component 2: Depth Study. 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of A level)

Component 3: A personal study based on Modern China, 3000-3500 words

(20% of A level)

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Grade 4 in English Language and Maths

Grade 4 in History if studied.


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