Welcome to History at APS!
History is an amazing subject to study at A Level; it allows you to investigate some aspects of the past in real detail and build on your skills of analysing and interpreting evidence. Every year some of our Year 13 students go on to continue their studies of History at university. Others find it helps them in different subjects where evidence and essay writing skills are key, or that having A Level History on their CV boosts their chances with employers and apprenticeship schemes. Whatever you use your History A Level for, we hope you will enjoy your studies of the following modules:
- The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865 – 1975
- The Making of Modern Britain 1951 – 2007
- Historical Investigation – individual research building to an extended essay
Both main units are examined at the end of Year 13, along with the historical investigation which you will also submit at the end of Year 13.
In addition, you will also take the first half of each main unit as a separate AS qualification at the end of Year 12.
Attached you will find some tasks which introduce you to the units we will be covering in Year 12. You need to use your source skills for some of the questions, but also your research skills to find out more about each unit.
To discover more about the subject at a higher level:
- John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath
- F Scott FitzGerald – The Great Gatsby