|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level History||Humanities||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Students should have at least a grade B in GCSE History if taken otherwise grade 6 (B) in English Language.
The History course is a fascinating, balanced mix of early modern and modern history. The course components allow students to consider and compare themes such as the role of ideas and individuals causing change in the structures of power and the suppression of opposition. We challenge and encourage the students to develop a passion and enthusiasm for the topics studied. We teach History in an active and inspiring way making wide use of documentary evidence including books, film, propaganda posters, speeches and visual sources. We encourage a high level of student participation and we value the importance of class discussion and debate. To support Component 3, the department runs a biennial trip to Krakow in Poland, open to all sixth form History students, where we visit the most infamous Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We also run a visit to London to support AS and A2 components. We visit the Imperial War Museum, Churchill’s war bunker and tour the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Hall.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Breadth Study Part One: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1649 50% of AS Level
Depth Study Part One: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1929 50% of AS Level
All exams will be taken at the end of Year 12. These exams stand alone and cannot count towards an A Level.
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Breadth Study Part Two: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702 40% of A Level
Depth Study Part Two: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1953 40% of A Level
Component 3 Coursework. Students study key aspects of German history in the 19th and 20th century, including World War Two and the Holocaust. 20% of A Level
History is a highly revered and academic A-level. It is a versatile subject that opens doors to a variety of careers and higher education courses, including Law and Journalism. It also complements a wide range of A-level subjects, including Politics and English
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900