This course will cover the three significant powers in Modern European History, Germany, Italy and Great Britain. The course will cover Germany from the end of the First World War, Weimar and the Nazi trauma through division and re-unification in 1990. The course will also cover Italian Fascism up to 1946. The second year coursework option will be based on the reasons behind the emergence of the Cold war. The second year will also see students study British history.
History: Modern European A Level
History is the study of past events which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of those events and sometimes attempts to investigate, objectively, the reasons that caused them.
This course focuses on the three big European powers of the 20th century (nationalism, dictatorship and democracy in twentieth century Europe), Germany, Russia and Great Britain, and their contrasting fortunes as the century progressed.
A level students will study a two year linear A Level programme. At the end of their 1st year, students will sit internally assessed exams.
Exam Board: Pearson
STARTS IN SEPTEMBER
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What will I study and learn?
How is the course assessed?
20% coursework, 80% exams
What courses would combine well with this course?
A Level History goes well with any of the humanities – government and politics and also with subjects such as English and sociology.
What skills will I need for the course?
The main qualification for studying the subject is a real interest in and enjoyment of history, a willingness to read widely, to participate in discussion, to think, to use your imagination and to keep an open mind. You will need to be able to develop good essay writing skills.
What formal entry requirements will I need?
Minimum requirements - average point score of 5.5 including GCSE English and History at grade 6.
The average points score for entry to an A Level programme will be calculated using your 8 best GCSEs OR 6 GCSEs plus 1 technical qualification (equivalent to a maximum of 2 GCSEs and 10 points). From 2017 English Language, English Literature and Mathematics GCSE will be graded numerically (1 – 9. Grade 5 = a good grade C, grade 6 = grade B and grade 7 = grade A).
To work out your average and find out more information, please see our Entry Requirements page.
What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?
The skills that history A Level develops are highly prized in higher education and by employers. Only a minority of A level students and history graduates go on to use the subject in a related career like teaching, research or museum work. Journalism, the Civil Service and law view history skills as indispensable. Advertising, leisure management, market research and even computing value the investigative and analytical skills of history
Are there any costs involved?You will need to pay for conferences, trips, visits, fieldwork, textbooks and some printed workbooks. Total cost should not exceed £70 for each year of the course.
Are you aged over 19?
Students aged 19 or over on 31st August directly preceding their academic year may be required to pay tuition fees for that year of study. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for students studying at Level 3. If you are aged 19-23 as at 31 August and this is your first full Level 3 you may not have to pay fees.
Students who are 19-24 years old with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority are not required to pay course fees (ie tuition fees are free). Students will be required to provide a final copy of their EHCP provided by the LA as evidence.
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