Level: AS and A LEVEL
Exam Board: WJEC
Location: Bryn Celynnog
|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