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23/04/19

Year 10 Prefects connecting with their mentors at Macfarlanes Law Firm https://t.co/2cZb2wYcDu

23/04/19

A big welcome back to all our students and staff!

23/04/19

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Welldone to for winning this year’s Challenge 🎉 The judges had a tough decision to make, with outstanding submissions from and as well ⭐️ https://t.co/cAdsGigghc

23/04/19

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Activ8 Kids relaunches on the 9th May at https://t.co/P6E4mFfgU1

05/04/19

Wishing all of our students and staff an enjoyable Easter holiday!

05/04/19

And to you too!

05/04/19

Please email Mr Wigington at b.wigington.org.uk, he is our Head of PE and I am sure he will be able to help. Many thanks

05/04/19

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We've built four new schools to educate local children and support our growing population https://t.co/NCsoHxrshD

05/04/19

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Many thanks to for hosting a very entertaining game of football involving Booby Moore Academy & the year 7 football team. Well done to everybody who played 👏⚽️ https://t.co/OLpJk7QHke

05/04/19

Well done to the chobham Lendlease challenge group who won in the final on Wednesday, a fabulous design and presentation by all! https://t.co/dV5KxrH8dh

03/04/19

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Not a bad location for our Challenge finale today! Good luck to all of our participants ⭐️ https://t.co/cFvwcOq5gH

03/04/19

On their final day Year 12 geographers are analysing the data they collected yesterday at the coast. https://t.co/6m5CPhodIk

03/04/19

Thank you for addressing this, hopefully we can resolve it

02/04/19

Year 12 Geographers are looking at erosion on the North Norfolk coast and protection at Overstrand as part of their field course. https://t.co/UvotWk2Fhc

01/04/19

Year 12 Geographers have arrived in Cromer as part of the sixth form geography field trip https://t.co/2KY4X5SONm

01/04/19

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Our ‘women in aviation’ programme finale about to take off at amazing yacht hotel! 💫 🚤 can’t wait to watch the girls’ presentations! https://t.co/WL1Hv9xqxO

29/03/19

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Employees from have volunteered with Code Club at 's neighbours for the past 3 months and yesterday marked the last session of the programme. It's been hugely impressive to see the students taking on these new skills so effortlessly https://t.co/KiVa1Zeb78

29/03/19

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The final stop for the year 8 students is a visit to the brand new strength and conditioning suite to participate in some fitness testing.🏋️‍♂️ https://t.co/mctChA7V1B

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A-level History

A Level History (Edexcel)

Aims

To enable students to:

  • read widely and independently set texts and others that they have selected for themselves
  • engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them
  • develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation
  • explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them
  • undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their appreciation and understanding of English literature, including its changing traditions.

Qualification at a glance

Paper 1: Breadth study with interpretations

Externally assessed

30% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students take one of the following options:

1A: The crusades, c1095-1204

1B: England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion

1C: Britain, 1625-1701: conflict, revolution and settlement

1D: Britain, c1785-c1870: democracy, protest and reform

1E: Russia, 1917-91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

1F: In search of the American Dream the USA, c1917-96

1G: Germany and West Germany, 1918-89

1H: Britain transformed, 1918-97

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Students answer three questions: one from Section A, one from Section B and one from Section C.
  • Sections A and B comprise a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in breadth (AO1)
  • Section C comprises one compulsory question that assesses the ability to analyse and evaluate historical interpretations (AO3).

 

Paper 2: Depth study

Externally assessed

20% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students take one of the following options:

2A.1: Anglo-Saxon England and the Anglo-Norman Kingdom, c1053-1106

2A.2: England and the Angevin Empire in the reign of Henry II, 1154-89

2B.1: Luther and the German Reformation, c1515-55

2B.2: The Dutch Revolt, c1563-1609

2C.1: France in revolution, 1774-99

2C.2: Russia in revolution, 1894-1924

2D.1: The unification of Italy, c1830-70

2D.2: The unification of Germany, c1840-71

2E.1: Mao’s China, 1949-76

2F.1: India, c1914-48: the road to independence

2F.2: South Africa, 1948-94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’

2G.1: The rise and fall of fascism in Italy, c1911-46

2G.2: Spain, 1930-78: republicanism, Francoism and the re-establishment of democracy

2H.1: The USA, c1920-55: boom, bust and recovery

2H.2: The USA, 1955-92: conformity and challenge

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Students answer two questions: one from Section A and one from Section B.
  • Section A comprises one compulsory question for the option studies, based on two sources. It assesses source analysis and evaluation skills (AO2)
  • Section B comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in depth (AO1)

 

Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth

Externally assessed

30% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students take one of the following options:

30: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509

31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603

32: The Golden Age of Spain, 1474-1598

33: The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580-c1750

34.1: Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759-1928: forging a new society

34.2: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780-1939

35.1: Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763-1914

35.2: The British experience of warfare, c1790-1928

36.1: Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780-1928

36.2: Ireland and the Union, c1774-1923

37.1: The changing nature of warfare, 1859-1991: perception and reality

37.2: Germany, 1871-1990: united, divided and reunited

38.1: The making of modern Russia, 1855-1991

38.2: The making of modern China, 1860-1997

39.1: Civil rights and race relations in the USA, 1850-2009

39.2: Mass media and social change in Britain, 1882-2004

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 2 hours 15 minutes.
  • Students answer three questions: one from Section A, one from Section B and one from Section C.
  • Section A comprises one compulsory question for the option studied, assessing source analysis and evaluation skills (AO2).
  • Section B comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in depth (AO1).
  • Section C comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in breadth (AO1).

 

Coursework

Internally assessed, externally moderated

20% of the total qualification

Overview of assessment

  • Students complete a single assignment on a question set by the centre.
  • The assignment will assess the ability to carry out a historical enquiry, analysing and evaluating historical interpretations, and organising and communicating the findings (AO1/AO3)

 

Assessment Objectives

Students must:

% in GCE

AO1

Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied, making substantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant, of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance

55

AO2

Analyse and evaluate appropriate source material, primary and/or contemporary to the period, within its historical context

20

AO3

Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted

25

Total

100%