History is one of the subjects listed by the Russell Group report as a facilitating subject. This is a subject most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses and choosing facilitating subjects will keep more options open to you at university.
It is the skills such as the ability to put forward and substantiate an argument that are developed at A-level which make History a highly valued subject in a range of university courses and career paths. These potential careers include among many others law, journalism, the civil service, intelligence and politics.
The investigation will be approximately 3500 words in length and will be set and marked by your teacher, then externally moderated.
There are two examinations which are both completed at the end of year 13. They carry an equal weighting of 40% each of your overall grade. Both are set and marked by the exam board.
Paper 1 will be on Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964.
Paper 2 will be on The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007.
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