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We are having a great time at Haringey Careers Fair meeting with some super potential students


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So lovely to welcome our own Harris Academy Tottenham pupils to their own stand


We are having a great time at Haringey Careers Fair meeting with some super potential students


Looking forward to welcoming potential pupils at the Haringey Careers Fair


Brilliant to see


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We are not biased - our students are genuinely the best! Such amazing young people commanding the attention of a hall full of adults - they are real leaders and inspired us all


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Come & chat with our lovely tutors on 5th Nov'19 5-7pm. Ask anything you'd like to know about , over light refreshments (We're also hoping to see some from our 8th floor training base!) 1TZ


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What an amazing China trip. 31 students from and have landed in Vienna after 7 full days in Shanghai and Xi’an, China!! Terracotta warriors were amazing!!


What can I do to improve my child’s life chances? Reading fiction every day improves 15-year-olds' Pisa scores, but reading non-fiction, magazines and comics has no impact, research finds


It is yes. Was there a particular subject you wanted?


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I’m Chief Executive of Libraries Connected and parent of a child in an inner city school and I believe every child deserves a (and my child’s school not only has a great library but also a great librarian! )


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What an impressive collection of donations for the Haringey Food Bank


Worried? Anxious? Dominated by low mood? This morning our students are learning in assembly how to cope and deal with stress and feelings of lack of self-worth. We are here for you all


What an impressive collection of donations for the Haringey Food Bank


What an impressive collection of donations for the Haringey Food Bank


Ms Smith dropping off our harvest donations to the food bank

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A-Level History

A Level History

Specification: Edexcel

Method of Assessment: Examination – 80%, Coursework 20%

Course Overview: The course is designed for students with a passion for History and the hunger for intellectual challenge! It enables students to develop a geographical and chronologically broad understanding of modern for History.

The A level is excellent preparation for studying modern History at degree level. There may also be opportunities to travel abroad as part of this course. High expectation on completion of tasks including essays. A minimum of 5 hours homework a week comprised of writing and reading.

Units Studied:


Paper 1: Breadth with interpretations

In search of the American Dream: the USA, 1917 – 96

30% of A Level

(2 hours 15 minutes    - Three essay based questions)


Paper 2:  Depth Study

South Africa, 1948 – 94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’

20% of A Level

(1 hour 30 minutes written paper; one source-based question; one depth essay)


Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth

Britain losing and gaining an empire 1763 – 1914

30% of A level

(2 hours 15 minutes written paper; one essay question and one source-based question)


Coursework: Historical Enquiry

Historical Enquiry - Chosen by student

20% of A Level

Coursework – (one extended essay of approximately 3000 - 4000 words)

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language) and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in History.

Reading Materials / Resources: (Please do not purchase as they are not finalised).

Any pre- reading about topics is highly recommended. Students invited to taster day will be given a reading list for the Summer holidays.


Career Opportunities

History is a very well-respected qualification with many employers and universities. It can lead to a gateway of opportunities including:

  • Journalism / Writing
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Publishing
  • International Relations/ Diplomacy
  • Teaching
  • Media and PR


History provides students with key transferrable skills such as analysis, argument, enquiry and self-management developed through this course provide a strong foundation for university study more broadly.

For more information, please contact Ms Brobbey c/o

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email.