History (Bryn Celynnog)

Level:               AS and A LEVEL

Exam Board:               WJEC

Location:               Bryn Celynnog

Details

AS Modules

HY1 Period Study: International Relations c. 1878-1920 and The CommunistRevolution in Russia c. 1971-41 (90 minute exam).
HY2 Depth Study: Reform and Protest in Wales and England c 1830-1848 (90 minute exam).

 

A LEVEL Modules

HY3 An internally-assessed assignment of 3000-4000 words on a topic of British History.
HY4 Students write three essay answers, one on each of the following topics:International Relations, c. 1945-1989Russia, c. 1881-1989

Sir Robert Peel and Reform, c. 1834 – 1846 (150 minute exam)

Requirements for entry to the course

Students require a grade B or above at GCSE History in order to study the subject at AS/A LEVEL level.  They also require a high level of commitment, motivation and
self-discipline in order to succeed.  In particular, the A LEVEL modules require extensive independent research skills along with the ability to answer unseen open-ended essay questions in a highly sophisticated manner.

What are the benefits of studying History at AS/A LEVEL level ?

Studying History at AS/A LEVEL level enables students to develop a highly critical and evaluative approach to analysing concepts such as change and continuity within a political, social and economic framework.  Students by necessity become highly adept at constructing arguments both in the spoken and written form.  As such, it enables students to develop a wide range of transferable skills; hence the popularity as a qualification for
all forms of employment.  The subject is fascinating in its own right and, at AS/A LEVEL level, encompasses areas of study from the thematic study of International Relations and Russian history across a wide time frame, to the in-depth study of British history over a period of eighteen years that shaped the very formation of the modern nation in which we live today.

Staff to consult for further Information

Mr. M. Nelson

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