A Level History is a two year journey in which students explore key issues and events in the past. You will investigate two key modules: The Tudors (1485-1603), and The American Dream (1945-1980). Students engage by use of questioning, discussion, and active learning. Your writing ability will develop, as will your confidence in discussing and debating. The teaching team love seeing the enthusiasm of students and their engagement in wider reading; we use a variety of teaching methods to help you achieve to the best of your potential.
You will be assessed in the form of two exams in both modules (worth 40% each), as well as your 4,000 word coursework essay (20%). The coursework will be based on an individual research project of your choosing, which will allow you to delve deeper into a historical debate. During the course you will complete different pieces of work, including typed essays, timed questions, presentations, research tasks, and creative assessments including creating memes, blogs, and utilising Google classroom.
History A-level is considered a facilitating subject; choosing it leaves you open to a wide range of options for university study. Students can progress to study History at university and pursue a career within this field (as a researcher, curator, or within the heritage industry), whilst other History graduates regularly work in the civil service, politics, the media, and teaching.
Please see the specific entry requirements for A Levels at South Devon College: 6 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above including English and maths. Of these, at least two passes must be at grade 6 or above. Individual subjects may specify which GCSEs are required at grade 6.
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