The study of History at A-level provides you with a fascinating opportunity to study some of the most significant events of the past – some of which have shaped the world in which we live today. The course will provide you with an introduction to the ideas, events and personalities shaping the development of Britain and Europe over the past century. A-level history will develop your analytical and questioning skills and provide you with an opportunity to explore the events of history and the significance they had both then and now.
AS Level Modules:
- Politics, people and progress: Wales and England 1880 – 1980; this unit involves the study of various developments and their effects on government and society at this time. Key topics include changes in society, including the role of women, the development of political parties and their social policies, and the impact of war on society throughout the period.
- Germany: Democracy and Dictatorship 1918 – 1933; this unit studies the period of the Weimar government in Germany and the transformation that resulted in Hitler’s chancellorship in 1933.
A2 Level Modules:
- Parliamentary Reform and Protest in Wales and England 1780 – 1880; this unit investigates the interplay between the various elements in society calling for greater democracy and social reform and the responses of the governments to these demands. It includes the growth if trade unionism, chartism and the ministries of Pitt, Peel Disraeli and Gladstone.
- Nazi Germany 1933 – 1945; this unit considers the ideology and policies of the Nazi state from 1933 to its defeat in 1945.
- A personal research project; this unit, which is a non-examined assessment, is an opportunity to investigate an issue of historical debate through an individual study of different historical interpretations.
The following assessment methods will be used:
- Project Based
- Written Examination
- Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include 1 relevant equivalent) to include: English Language or First Language Welsh, Maths and/or Science dependent upon the AS subjects chosen. Additionally, learners will be required to have a minimum GCSE grade B in the subject or related subject
- Must include GCSE English Language grade B and GCSE History grade B
- GCSE History is not required, although would be useful
- Each application is considered on individual merit
- Entry is subject to an interview
Stationery, plus a small budget for books.
All post 16 learners who undertake this course (Welsh Government funded provision over 40 hours) are required to undertake the WEST (Wales Essential Skill Toolkit) Full Diagnostic Initial Assessment for Communication, Application of Number and Digital Literacy within the first four weeks of their course.
A-level study is primarily intended to provide entry to Higher Education.
If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.