Exam Board: AQA / Edexcel
Pupils will develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience. They will engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers. The course develops the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context. The pupils will develop an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them.
Assessment: There are three assessment components. They contribute different amounts to the overall grade.
Component one (30%): Written examination, 1 hour 15 minutes
Component two (40%): Written examination, 1 hour 45 minutes
Component three (30%): Written examination, 1 hour 20 minutes