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History

Why History?

In Year 12, you study topics that are linked by a common theme of a search for rights, freedoms and greater equality in the twentieth century. In the USA, the quest for political, social and economic advancement looked mainly to reform existing structures. In South Africa, this quest led to more radical outcomes, bringing an end to the apartheid regime. In Year 13, you study the Tudors, exploring the nature of rebellion and disorder 1485-1603 and the way the various challenges were met, the nature of change in government over the period and the changing relationship between the Crown and key sections of society.

 

What do I need to know?

Exam board: We study Edexcel History.

Entry Requirements: As well as the standard Sixth Form requirements, you must also have a grade 5 in GCSE History. It is desirable to have a grade 6 in GCSE History.

Key Content: As well as the detail above, there is a coursework component to this course, based on events in 20th century Germany. The purpose of this is to enable students to develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of interpretations of history in a chosen question, problem or issue as part of an independently researched assignment.

What is the work like?

As an example of the kind of work that you will cover during the A-Level course, please find to the right the pre-A-Level material that we asked Year 11 to complete before starting their History course with us in September 2020.

History Phase 1History Phase 2History Phase 3

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Mrs Woodger will be happy to answer any questions that you might have. You are welcome to email her on laura.woodger@twynhamschool.com.

To ask a History student more about the course, please email student@twynhamsixthform.com and they will be happy to help you.

 

Assessment

Paper 1 (Breadth study – 30% of the qualification)

In search of the American dream: the USA c1917-96

Paper 2 (Depth study – 20% of the qualification)

South Africa, 1948-94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’

Paper 3

Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 (30% of the qualification)

Paper 4

The making of modern Germany, 1900-1990 (coursework - 20% of the qualification)

Additional Costs

We provide:  In class access to:-

“Searching for Rights and Freedoms in the 20th Century: Edexcel AS/A Level” – Covers Yr 12 topics

“Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors: 1485-1603” – Covers Yr 13 topics

These textbooks are available for use in school but students need to purchase their own for home use


Other costs:  To be met by students:

“Searching for Rights and Freedoms in the 20th Century: Edexcel AS/A Level” – Covers Yr 12 topics

  • This need to be purchased for use at home to enable the annotation of sources and as a revision resource - £30 approximately*.

“Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors: 1485-1603” – Covers Yr 13 topics

  • This need to be purchased for use at home to enable the annotation of sources and as a revision resource - £18 approximately*.

*Prices subject to change.

Trip to Tower of London in Year 13 – approx. £40 – optional