History

Minimum Entry Criteria

Desired: 7 in History

Essential: 6 in History

Board

OCR

Outline of the Course

  • Unit 1: British period study: England 1445-1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII
  • Unit 2: Non-British period study: The Cold War in Asia 1945-93
  • Unit 3: Depth Study – China and its Rulers 1839-1989
  • Unit 4: Individual Assignment – an opportunity to research and write on a topic of your choice

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: The first question is a source response, focusing on the downfall of Henry VI, the early reign of Edward IV and the War of the Roses. The second question is an analytical essay, focusing on Richard III and Henry VII.

1 hour 30 minutes

25%

2

Examination: The first essay requires precise analytical thinking, whilst the second looks at the rule of the presidents and ideologies in developing aspects of the Cold war.

1 hour

15%

3

Examination: Three essay questions: The first question focuses on comparing and contrasting historian’s opinions of either The First Opium War, The Boxer Rebellion and The Cultural Revolution. The next section requires you to answer two thematic questions which encourage an evaluation of the themes and timing points that have led to the development of modern China.

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

4

Coursework: Independent Study Essay: 4,000 words: An exciting opportunity to pursue your own research interests and write an essay on a topic of your choosing. This is excellent academic preparation for competitive Russel Group university courses.

2 terms

20%