George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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History

GCE AS and A Level

Understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. Gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics of the Tudors and the Cold War will provide knowledge and skills required to succeed as AS and A Level historians.

We use a variety of teaching styles, such as debate, presentation, discussion, creating press conferences and competitions, along with more traditional styles of teaching and learning.

Exam board/specification

AQA 7041 (AS level)
AQA 7042 (A Level)

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade B in GCSE History or similar Humanities subject (eg. Geography) and a grade B in GCSE English

Progression routes from this course

An A Level in History could lead to careers as an archaeologist, researcher, or as a professional historian. Industries that value skills gained from studying History include law, civil service, and the media.

AS Modules/Units

  • Component 1: The Tudors: England, 1485–1547
  • Component 2: The Cold War, c1945–1963

AS Assessment

  • Component 1: written paper, 1hr 30mins. 50% of AS level
  • Component 2: written paper, 1hr 30mins. 50% of AS level

 

A2 Modules/Units

  • Component 1: The Tudors: England, 1547–1603
  • Component 2: The Cold War, 1963–1991
  • Component 3: Historical Investigation

A2 Assessment

  • Component 1: written paper, 2hrs 30mins. 40% of A Level.
  • Component 2: written paper, 2hrs 30mins, 40% of A Level
  • Component 3: 3,000 to 3,500 word essay, non-exam assessment, 20% of A Level

 

 

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