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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

AS Level

GCE HISTORY (A Russell Group facilitating subject)

 http://ccea.org.uk/history/

Overview

Through studying this course, you will explore the key political, economic and social events that have helped shape today’s institutions, governments and societies.

The specification aims to help you:

  • develop an interest in and enthusiasm for history;
  • draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding;
  • organise and communicate your knowledge and understanding in different ways, presenting coherent arguments and making substantiated judgements;
  • acquire the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past, carry our research and evaluated conclusions;
  • gain an understanding of the different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted;
  • develop higher order thinking skills, such an independent learning, creative thinking and problem-solving, where appropriate;
  • develop advanced study skills that help prepare for third level education;
  • provide extended responses and evidence of quality of written communication; and
  • demonstrate through challenging external assessments that you understand and can apply key historical terms, concepts and skills.

Examination Board

о   CCEA

AS Level

Unit

Content

Assessment

Weightings

1 -England 1603-49

  • England in 1603
  • Public Finances (1603-1642)
  • Foreign Policy (1603-1642)
  • The Court (1603-1642)
  • Religious Beliefs and Practice (1603-1642)
  • The Civil War (1642-1646)
  • The Search for a Settlement with King Charles I (1646-1649)
  • The Trial and Execution of the King (1649)

о   Written examination

о   1 hour 30 minutes

о   Answer one short response question from a choice of two and two parts of a sources based question, one of which focuses on historical interpretations.

50% AS

20% A Level

2 - Spain and Europe 1556-1598

  • Philip II’s Inheritance
  • The Kingship of Philip II and Administration of Spain
  • Financial and Economic problems
  • Internal Political Problems
  • Foreign Policy

о   Written examination

о   1 hour 30 minutes.

о   Answer two questions from a choice of three. Each question comprises a short response question and an essay.

50% AS

20% A Level

A2 Level

 

Unit

Content

Assessment

 

3 - Crown and Parliament in England, 1603-1702

  • Relations between Crown and Parliament in the Reign of James I (1603-1625)
  • Relations between Crown and Parliament (1625-1640)
  • Relations between Crown and Parliament (1640-1649)
  • Relations between Crown and Parliament in the reign of Charles II (1660-1685)
  • Relations between Crown and Parliament in the Reign of James II (1685-1688)
  • Relations between William and Parliament (1689 -1702)

о   Written examination

о   2 hours

о   One source based question on historical interpretations and a synoptic essay question.

30% A Level

4 - Ireland 1607-1691

  • The Catholicising Policies of James II in Ireland and England (1685-1689)
  • Williamite Wars in Ireland (1685-1691)
  • The results of the Conflict (1691-1714)

о   Written examination

о   2 hours

о   Two parts of a sources based question and an essay question.

30% A Level

Careers

Archaeologist, Archivist, Museum/ Art Gallery Conservator, Museum Curator/Keeper, Art Gallery Keeper, Researcher for TV/Film/Other Media, Art/Antiques Restorer, Costume Designer for TV/Film/Theatre, Set Designer for TV/Film/Theatre, Museum Attendant, Genealogist, Historical Writer/Editor, Journalist, Advocate, Barrister, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Make-up Artist, Tour Guide, Tourism Officer, Town Planner, Careers in Historic Buildings/Monuments, Antiques Dealer, Teacher, Professional Historian, Museum Education Officer, Actor, Careers in the Diplomatic Service.