Exam Board: AQA
In History you will cover four exciting and varied topics:
- Germany 1890–1945: Democracy and Dictatorship: experience a dramatic time during which Hitler came to power and plunged Germany and the world into war. You will explore how Hitler kept the support of many Germans whilst killing millions including the Jews.
- Elizabeth I 1568–1603: Experience the last 35 years of Good Queen Bess. Live through the Golden Age and learn about some of the biggest problems faced by one of the most powerful women in British history.
- The People’s Health: ‘Horrible History’ at its best: blood, guts and gore! You will explore surgery and treatment, become aid workers, disease hunters and medical experts.
- Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945–72: Explore the Cold War; a conflict between two different ideologies – Communism and Capitalism. The two biggest powers in the world – USA and Russia. Explore how the Cold War developed and how these two countries came to the brink of nuclear war!
- History is full of transferable skills, such as the ability to conduct research using different types of tools, the capacity to be a problem solver, the inspiration to be a creative thinker, an understanding of different people and societies, the skills to argue a case and to express your ideas clearly, essential debating, communication and ICT skills, and additional communication skills, such as negotiating, questioning and summarising.
History has been voted one of the top transferable subjects by Oxbridge universities. Careers include an advertising executive, an accountant, an analyst, an archivist, an archaeologist, a broadcaster, a business professional, an explorer, a diplomat, a campaign worker, a consultant, an editor, a foreign service officer, an intelligence agent, a journalist, a lawyer, a lecturer, a legal assistant, a manager, a politician, a public relations officer, a teacher, a social worker and many more.
100% examination — two exams each worth 50% of overall grade. Paper 1 – Germany and Conflict and Tension between East and West. Paper 2 – Elizabeth I 1568-1603 and The People’s Health.