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St Paul's School
for Girls

Year 12 Curriculum - History

Exam Board: AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042

This is a two year course consisting of two examined units and one coursework unit.

Unit Code

Unit Title

Taught by…

How is this unit assessed?

What will I be expected to do?

When is the exam?

How much of the A Level grade?

Unit IK

The Making of a Superpower:

 

USA, 1865–1975

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Mason

Written exam: 2 hours 30

minutes

• three questions

(one compulsory)

• 80 marks

Questions:

Two sections

• Section A – one

compulsory question

linked to historical

interpretations (30 marks)

• Section B – two from three

essays (2 x 25 marks)

June of Year 2

40%

Unit 2S

 

 

The Making of Modern Britain:

 

1951–2007

 

 

 

 

Mrs Coyle

Written exam: 2 hours 30

minutes

• three questions

(one compulsory)

• 80 marks

 

Questions:

Two sections

•Section A – one

compulsory question linked to primary sources

or sources contemporary

to the period (30 marks)

•Section B – two from three

essays (2 x 25 marks)

June of Year 2

40%

Unit 4

NEA

Non Examined Assessment

An essay which covers 100 years and is subject to historical interpretation.

The topic will centre around changes in the lives of women.

This is an independent unit of study. You will be tutored by your History teachers.

N/A

3,000 – 3,500 words

• 40 marks

• marked by teachers

• moderated by AQA

January  of Year 2

20%

A-level students must take assessments in all three of the following components:

  • Component 1: Breadth study (USA)
  • Component 2: Depth study (Britain)
  • Component 3: Historical investigation (Personal study).

Students must:

  • study the history of more than one country
  • study a British history option for Component 1 or 2
  • study a non-British history option for Component 1 or 2
  • study topics from a chronological range of at least 200 years.

Assessment Objectives in A Level History:

AO1: Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied, making substantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant, of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance.

(These concepts will inform the setting of questions.)

AO2: Analyse and evaluate appropriate source material, primary and/or contemporary to the period, within its historical context. DEPTH

STUDY and HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION

AO3: Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted.

BREADTH STUDY and HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION