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  • A-Level History

    History is a fascinating subject, where you can explore the past and it’s impact on today. It builds critical thinking and investigation skills which will benefit you both in higher education and as a life skill. This great course will engage you and open up doors to further learning opportunities.

    • Course Description

      A Level History

      Course code: NALV06

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel  A-Level Government and Politics

      Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

      The first time this exam can be taken is 2017, if you are looking to take your A-Level sooner please check out our Fast Track A-Levels.

      History is a fascinating subject, where you can explore the past and it’s impact on today. It builds critical thinking and investigation skills which will benefit you both in higher education and as a life skill.

      This great course will engage you and open up doors to further learning opportunities.

    • History course overview

      During this A-Level History course you will explore Russia, Mao’s China and then move to the UK to understand more about Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform before working through the Cold War and it’s development and demise.

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Pearson Edexcel) you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level History.

      Skills gained

      • Developing an enthusiasm for History
      • Use the concepts learned in a variety of contexts
      • Develop a critical and enquiring approach to the study of History
      • Acquire an understanding of historical study for example that history is concerned with the judgments based on available evidence and that these judgments are provisional
      • Develop you use and understanding of historical terms concepts and skills
      • Organise and communicate your historical knowledge and understanding in different ways

      Course outline

      You must sit three examinations and submit a piece of coursework:

      Paper 1: Breadth study with Interpretations – Russia 1917-1991 From Lenin to Yeltsin

      Section A: One essay from a choice of two

      Section B: One essay from a choice of two

      Section C: One compulsory essay (source-based interpretations)

      Exam length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 30% of A-Level

      Paper 2: Depth Study – Mao’s China 1949-1976

      Section A: Question based on two pieces of source information provided (Compulsory)

      Section B: One essay from a choice of two

      Exam length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 20% of A-Level

      Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth – Protest Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain 1780 to 1928

      Section A: Two part question based on two pieces of source information provide. Compulsory

      Section B: Depth essay – one essay from a choice of two

      Section C: Breadth essay (Targeting long-term change over 100 years) one essay from a choice of two.

      Exam length: 2 hours 15 minutes, 30% of A-Level

      Coursework option: The Cold War its development and its demise (1945-90)

      Coursework requirements. Produce a detailed essay of approximately 3 to 4 thousand words on the subject matter above, with suggested questions provided. Student can break this into sections of write it as one continuous extended essay.

      20% of A-Level

      Course content

      This course in divided into four units:

      Unit 1:

      Russia 1917-1991: From Lenin to Yeltsin

      Unit 2:

      Mao’s China 1949-1976

      Unit 3:

      Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928

      Unit 4:

      The Cold War, It’s Development and it’d Demise 1945-1990

      Assessment

      The Pearson Edexcel A-Level History qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. These exams are administered by the Pearson Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently only available in paper-based format.

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Your tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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