A Level History Overview
OCR History concentrating on modern British and European History.
Who Will Teach Me?
Mr M McCabe and Ms A Parsonage, Sir John Nelthorpe School.
Mrs L Greaves, The Vale Academy.
What Entry Requirements Do I Need?
The minimum requirement for any A level course at Brigg Sixth Form College is five 9-4 GCSE grades. In addition at least a Grade 5 in History and a Grade 5 in English would be expected.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Method Of Assessment
Type Of Study
Examination - essays (1hr)
The Cold War in Europe 1941-1995
Non British period
Examination - essays (1hr 30 min)
From Pitt to Peel 1783-1853
Period & Enquiry
Examination - essays (2hrs 30 min)
Britain and Ireland 1791-1921
No exam assessment 3000-4000 word essays
Any topic of choice
What Will I Learn On This Course?
How to communicate clear, concise and logical arguments both on paper and in class discussions. An understanding of different historical interpretations of the past. An ability to analyse and evaluate source materials. An awareness of some of the key events of the 19th and twentieth century that helped shape the modern world.
What Kind Of Person Studies This Course?
Someone with intellectual curiosity. Someone who enjoys debate and discussion. Someone who does not mind reading. Someone with enthusiasm for the past.
Where Will An A Level In History Lead Me?
While in the Sixth Form at Brigg, History will complement a number of other A Level subjects e.g. English, French and Geography, as well as providing an interesting contrast for students taking Sciences or Mathematics. It develops a range of skills that will be useful in Higher Education and in a number of professions e.g. Law, Management and Journalism.
Where Can I Get More Information Or Advice?
For further information you can contact:
Mr M McCabe, Ms A Parsonage (SJN) Mrs L Greaves (Vale)