Entry criteria (GCSE grades):
5 in English or 5 in History
Over the two years students will study aspects of English and European history; as well as American History. They will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of significant events, individuals and ideas in history as well as to evaluate problems and make judgements about the past. History will be studied from a variety of perspectives (social, religious, economic, cultural and political) so that students will develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented.
Unit one: The Tudors: England, 1485-1603
Unit two: Revolution & Dictatorship: Russia, 1917-1953
Unit three: Historical investigation: American Civil
Rights 1861-1968 (coursework)
How the course is assessed:
Unit one and two are examined at the end of year 13, with each unit worth 40% of the final grade. The final 20% is achieved by the coursework unit, which is essay- based and on American Civil Rights.
History gives a good grounding for a wide variety of careers, teaching valuable skills that are deemed essential by employers.
Teacher responsible: Miss N Hetherington