AS/A Level History
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of issues and themes within an historic period and to distinguish and assess different approaches to the past and interpretations of opinions about the past. They will also learn how to express awareness of historical concepts, such as 'change and continuity' and 'cause and effect in the past', and present clear, concise, logical and relevant arguments. They will evaluate source material as historical evidence.
Modules and Assessment
Following the OCR course, A-Level candidates study four components (terminally examined) and AS candidates study two. These modules involve the study of two hundred years of History and include choices from the following:
Presently candidates are studying early twentieth century British History (Britain 1900-1951) and The American Revolution and the birth of the USA, 1740-1801.
The AS course concludes with two examination papers, each of one and a half hours duration.
The present students will study Russian Rulers 1855- 1989 for this paper: it examines themes of continuity and change throughout the period and uses a synoptic approach to compare and contrast the historical development which occurred.