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History - A Level AQA


One of the reasons I love history is that it forces you to travel backward in time and actually live the events that the historian is writing about. You're compelled to experience the event from the perspective of someone from that time, that era. What do you believe? What are your prejudices? How would you interact with the characters? What would you see? Whose side would you be on?

Year 1
Component 1K: The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865-1920
Component 2S: The Making of Modern Britain: 1951-1979

Year 2
Component 1K: The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865-1975
Component 2S: The Making of Modern Britain: 1951-2007
Component 3: Historical investigation covering a minimum 100 year span – own choice of topic, however, it must start no later than 1807.

What could you be?
Historian; Teacher; Civil Services; Marketing; Business; Lawyer; Journalist.
Recent student destinations:
Reading - Ancient History & Archaeology; Coventry - History; Birmingham - History; Chichester - History; Canterbury - History; Southampton - Archaeology; Winchester - Archaeology.

Grade 6 or above in History
GCSE or Grade 5 in English Language GCSE.

Assessment:

Year 1:
• 2 Written Exams (50% each)
Year 2:
• 2 Written Exams (40% each)
• 1 Course Essay (20%)

Baron Miles
milesb@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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