At Key Stage 5 students study route H of the Pearson Edexcel A Level course. This exciting and challenging course is taught using a range of methods and media. It allows students to debate ideas and work independently as well as in groups. Students are thoroughly prepared for the challenges of further study and develop a wealth of skills applicable to a wide variety of jobs today.
The A level History course is designed to further students in a variety of ways. Students will be encouraged to:
Student’s study three examined sections over the course of two years, and complete one piece of coursework. Paper 1 and Paper2 are completed in year 12 and Paper 3 and coursework are completed in year 13.
Paper 1: Option H Britain transformed 1918-97
Paper 2: Option H USA 1920-55: Boom, Bust and recovery
Paper 3: Option 33 The Witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America c1580-1750
Historical enquiry focusing on the Blitz and whether it is true to argue that there was a Blitz spirit. This is completed individually and is approximately 3000-4000 words.