Sixth Form Applications
Applications to Heart of England Sixth Form are welcome.
Sixth Form: History
At AS and A2 the course looks at Modern World History in Britain, Germany, America and Russia. The course is less about learning simple facts and more about solving historical problems and showing different points of view. In a GCSE History course you learn more about the description of terms and focus on acquiring knowledge, and perhaps do less about the analysis and evaluation of this knowledge. In the AS/A2 level History course you will need to develop your analysis and evaluation skills. Therefore you will not only have to describe knowledge, but also to analyse and draw critical judgements.
At AS/A2 level there is a large emphasis on written style and you will be expected to write in an analytical and precise manner. You will also be expected to structure your work logically and use grammar in the correct manner.
We follow the EDEXCEL Modern History course.
At AS we study two Units, each making up 50% of the AS. Each unit is examined in June.
At A2 we cover two units
The unit on Germany is worth 70% of the A2 and the coursework is worth 30%.
Entry Requirements and Prohibited Options
At least a grade C in GCSE History. Students with grade B or above in English do well in History.
Activities and Trips
The department run a trip to Germany and Poland every other year to look at life in Nazi Germany and the Final Solution . This is not compulsory but rewarding and thought provoking.
There are no compulsory trips. The department provides all books for a deposit of £15 which is returned at the end of the course when books are brought back.
Complementary Subject Combinations and Enrichment Activities
English, Economics, Politics
Schemes of Work
Useful Links (internal and external)
Further information can be obtained from Mrs L Prior