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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • GCE A Level History

    COURSE OVERVIEW

    The course is designed to offer you the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics and periods in depth and in breadth.  You will develop expertise in a variety of skills, and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the periods studied. You will be taught using a variety of teaching styles, such as lecture, group work, student-led seminars and individual research.

    ASSESSMENT

    Assessment will be by module exams which range in duration from 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours:

    Exam Paper 1 - Britain Transformed 1918-97

    Exam Paper 2 - The USA 1955-92 Conformity and Challenge

    Exam Paper 3 - The British Experience of Warfare 1790-1918

    Enquiry - A period of History chosen by the student

    WHERE CAN IT LEAD?

    The course provides an excellent preparation for the study of History at degree level and as a support for students hoping to specialise in another discipline such as Law.  History is also a highly respected qualification for the workplace and would be suitable for many forms of higher level management.