Exam Board AQA
Qualification A Level

 

Entry

Requirements

Grade 6 in History

 

Content

(Outline of

Course)

Breadth Study: The Quest for Political Stability: Germany, 1871-1991

 

Depth Study: Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957

 

Historical Investigation: Russia 1762 – 1881

 

Assessment  

Breadth Study: The Quest for Political Stability: Germany, 1871-1991

(40% of A-Level, assessed by examination of 2 hours 30 minutes)

 

Depth Study: Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957

(40% of A-Level, assessed by examination of 2 hours 30 minutes)

 

Historical Investigation: Russia 1762-1881: Tsarism reform

(20% of A-Level, assessed by personal study coursework)

 

 

 Careers Guidance History is one of the most popular A-Level subjects in the country, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a history-related degree course. Others go on to careers in Law, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Journalism, Anthropology, Architecture, Marketing, Accountancy and PR.

 

The skills you use in A-Level History are valuable for prospective employers or students.  Evaluation, analysis and forming judgements are sophisticated and high-order skills which impress employers and higher education establishments across the board.  History A-Level is well-respected and an excellent choice for any student.

Recent graduate information has shown people with an A-Level in History have progressed into employment with roles such as an archaeologist, legal assistant, and corporate accounts manager.

Key Information

Transition Work

The transition work for History can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly from the booklet over the summer ahead of the start of the course.

Booklet

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