Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

A LEVEL HISTORY “Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, proteins are hardware, cells are factories.” Arvind Gupta History gives students the skills to become confident, questioning people who understand their place in the context of the wider world. The course seeks to develop and enhance a spirit of enquiry and love for the subject whilst fostering resilience and critical thinking. Studying A Level History helps shape students into historians who exhibit perseverance and embrace challenges; developing interrogative and judgment forming skills, with empathy and an understanding of the diverse nature of society. History A level teaches students to be effective collaborators and enhances their confidence. The course helps students to understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. This qualification also allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The topics studied provide students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed as an A-level historian and provides a basis for further, wider learning and study. CURRICULUM STATEMENT OCR A level specification: • Y107 The Later Tudors 1547-1603 (25% of the grade) • Y319 Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 (40% of the grade) • Y221 Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919-1962 (15% of the grade) • Y100 Topic based essay (20% of grade). The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop the skills, knowledge and historical understanding acquired through the study of the examined components of the specification. Their personal enquiry develops their understanding of the nature and purpose of history as a discipline and how historians work. COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and maths, and a minimum of a grade 6 in English language or literature and history. ENTRY CRITERIA