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18/10/19

Ms Smith dropping off our harvest donations to the food bank https://t.co/tjYISLBNRT

17/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Our 6th Form are hearing from Jonathan Toy about approaches to solving youth violence and violence against young people https://t.co/h8CtW2g6yy https://t.co/xCVQRQ9JeX

17/10/19

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So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

So proud of our Year 11 football team as they placed third in the Haringey tournament today https://t.co/H2nydz9H7u

17/10/19

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Thank you for sharing our weekly success stories. I am really proud to be apart of the family! https://t.co/7WD92NDxnL

15/10/19

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Robert Peston now up at the event for social & careers education in state schools How to be adaptive, resilient, imaginative - speakers in schools give world of knowledge and opportunities - how individuals can overcome profound challenges https://t.co/5WXeY1bnoz

15/10/19

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Brilliant to hear from about how we can inspire young people to find what career and what kind of person they can be https://t.co/d5IcnUM54T

15/10/19

Tonight our Executive Principal Nick Soar is helping launch the research into how children can find themselves, find their identity and be themselves and find the career of their choice - amazing work of https://t.co/l8oBcEUUh0

15/10/19

Can you help our school or any school by sharing your career journey? Can you help in https://t.co/bbrPcdCTUW https://t.co/XeXj8uvYqK

14/10/19

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11/10/19

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Annual Federation Conference. https://t.co/Vjn2NZCUVg https://t.co/GfrarOD9Wc

11/10/19

Wonderful to hear, our, and other Harris pupils singing exceptionally at our Harris conference https://t.co/n1bulxzJB4

11/10/19

Ready to welcome our Harris Tottenham team to the Harris Conference https://t.co/3EO0L7gO4d

10/10/19

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Great pictures from our Grand Opening. https://t.co/PIHyy8gJpA

10/10/19

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It's a huge welcome from me and everyone to two academies this week. That's FOUR in the last month😊 Welcome to the team, I look forward to working with you all https://t.co/Va02l38U9m

10/10/19

Mr Howells had the best time celebrating pupils' success at the Principal's breakfast https://t.co/W9akgrKAKQ

10/10/19

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Some pictures from last night’s highly successful Open Evening. Don’t forget to check out our Open Mornings next Tuesday and Thursday. https://t.co/Q3EyxISXna

10/10/19

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Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

10/10/19

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Our are looking forward to a fantastic core training day at focusing on https://t.co/ntBu4L9e6j

10/10/19

Thank you for all your generous donations for Tottenham food bank. Don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours in yet- last day is Thursday 17th October https://t.co/Z87YJ0feAi

Harris Academies
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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 sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk

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