English Martyrs' Catholic School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ
Tel: 0116 2428880 | Email: emsixth@englishmartyrs.org

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HISTORY

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Study History! Study History! In history lies all the secrets of Statecraft” (Winston Churchill)
 

The exciting and expertly taught History course comprises of the following:

 

AS:
- Paper 1 - Breadth study with interpretations - Russia, 1917-91: from Lenin to Yeltsin
- Paper 2 - Depth study - The German Democratic Republic, 1949-90
 
A2
- Paper 3 - Themes in breadth with aspects in depth - Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603
- Paper 4 - Coursework - US Civil War - Why the North won

ASSESSMENT

Paper 1 - Written Examination, lasting 2 hours 15 minutes
60% of the total AS qualification, 30% of the total A2 
qualification


Paper 2 - Written Examination, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes
40% of the total AS qualification, 20% of the total A2 qualification
 
Paper 3 - Written Examination, lasting 2 hours 15 minutes
30% of the total A2 qualification


Unit 4 - Internally assessed, externally moderated (4000 words)
20% of the total A2 qualification

Exam Board: Edexcel

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

5 Grade 4s and above to include at least a 4 in GCSE History.

PROGRESSION PATHS

Law, Journalism, The Media, Civil Service, Teaching