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28/05/23

Last afternoon yesterday with our wonderful Year 13 students . Here’s to the last few weeks of exams. Very proud of you all pic.twitter.com/bPZpkXMhDK

26/05/23

Happy Half Term everyone! Thank you for all your support. Here’s our half termly update with lots of information about half term revision & so much more about the final few weeks. See you on Monday 5th June!https://t.co/EIJl3qNeg5

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25/05/23

📢 We're Hiring! (Epping) have a vacancy for an English Teacher📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/OI5khXAoH9

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19/05/23

What a week & you did it!!! Well done everyone you truly have been amazing & showed such dedication this week 🙂Last exams for week 1… GCSE Maths & Computer Science & Alevel Psychology.. Good Luck🍀 pic.twitter.com/O3VxUCFEld

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19/05/23

Latest House competition is now live on Satchel One, Mr Fitten needs a summer outfit to wear on his hols!!!!! ✈️🏝️#AdamsBarkerHurleyJoyceSparksWright pic.twitter.com/MLCrPN0v2y

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19/05/23

Barker🔵 are back!! Now level with Joyce ⚪️ as we move into the final week of the half term, with plenty of points to be won in the design competition who will be victorious? 🏆 pic.twitter.com/9lXi4vJuMe

18/05/23

Well done for yesterday’s exams, you did great & worked hard! Today is GCSE History & business, for our 6th formers it’s CTEC Sport, BTEC Business & A-Level Economics.. all the best for today 🙂 pic.twitter.com/ViR8uUckng

18/05/23

There isn’t a nicer way to start our day. Quietly listening to our Year 13 students revising together and teaching each other before their Economics exam would be proud. You’ve got this!

17/05/23

So proud of all the Year 11s today who sat their Lit paper 1! You were all so calm, collected and you knew your quotes! Rewarded with two lovely questions. Keep going with your revision for Lit Paper 2! Proud of you always✨🫶🏻 pic.twitter.com/9A7z6AP0Ws

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16/05/23

ESJ Drama Club is delighted to announce...Our summer 2023 production..."THE TEMPEST"a modern verse adaptation of Shakespeare's final play22 and 23 June pic.twitter.com/jDgWd4aBTo

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15/05/23

Not every day you see one of your students playing for in a major tournament! Well done, Isabella!! ⚽️🦁🦁🦁⚽️ pic.twitter.com/E4Eq7R4whl

15/05/23

Best of luck to all our students in Year 11 & 13 starting their exams this week .

12/05/23

We really need good condition ‘Preloved uniform’ PE polo, jumpers ,shorts,leggings & skirts(26”+ length) especially but all uniform welcome! If you have anything please drop to me or or leave in the bin in school reception thanks💚

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12/05/23

Well done to this fab bunch for taking part in the Multi-Skills Panathlon today!😀 super proud of them all and we’ve since a huge boost in their confidence and ability since the start of the year♥️ pic.twitter.com/MuiX4BaARJ

10/05/23

The May Trust Update is here & it is completely jam packed! Featuring oppotunities; the story of & ; this month's offers from ; Climate Committee event with &..... (1/2) https://t.co/NcddcYVuBj

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10/05/23

Such a lovely day out with this 'brilliant' bunch. Felt so proud watching them all graduate after their hard work and dedication this year 🎉🎓 pic.twitter.com/nrKQHjk8Zi

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09/05/23

Young people of Epping came together to educate each other on the local and global environment.https://t.co/T1XpkHUWU0

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05/05/23

Inspector Archer and School Officer PC Chalcraft visited students today to talk about decision making and consequences actions may have on situations. Pictured with Ms Hummerstone, the schools Inclusion and Safeguarding Officer. Online helphttps://t.co/kqTH0aru3A pic.twitter.com/Ayk2bykNvk

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05/05/23

🏠🏆🥇 We have a new leader! Joyce⚪️ are surging ahead can they claim the summer term title and catch up with Barker🔵 in the overall race? Keep your eyes peeled for a big house competition coming soon!🌴🌞🏝️#AdamsBarkerHurleyJoyceSparksWright pic.twitter.com/yw64SWB4ZF

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03/05/23

Great week for School alumni.Michael Cook shall be parading in the RAF's contingent of HM The King's Coronation & James Borrer produced a Number 1 song with Enter Shikari. pic.twitter.com/f0LiAwtGO7

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History A-Level

Why study History A Level?

The course builds on your understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study that considers modern and early modern aspects and issues that include political, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. This subject will further develop your historical skills and an understanding of the nature of History

Course Content

First Year Course Content

In the British study, The Transformation of Britain 1918-79, students will learn about the extent to which Britain was   transformed politically, socially, economically and culturally in the years.

The focus of study is on changes and developments over a broad timescale, 1918–79. This option also contains an in depth study of historical interpretations on a broad question, which considers what impact Thatcher’s governments had on Britain, 1979–97. 

The American study option comprises an in depth study of the USA in the years 1955–92; from post-1945 affluence, through racial and political protests in the 1960s, to the rise of right-wing groups in the 1980s and the development of bitter divisions between Democrats and Republicans. 

Both units involve a separate examination to be sat in May/June of the academic year. 

Second Year Course Content

This revisits the topics from first year  and extends to an additional Early Modern topic focused on The British Empire and also includes an open coursework aspect.

Britain Losing and Gaining an Empire, 1763-1914, which comprises two parts:, aspects in breadth, which focuses on long-term changes and contextualises the aspects in depth, which focuses in detail on key episodes. The topics explore the development of the British Empire and the part played in this by the Royal Navy and merchant marines, looking at social, economic and political issues.

The purpose of the coursework is to enable students to    develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of interpretations of history in a chosen question, problem or issue as part of an independently researched assignment. The focus is on understanding the nature and purpose of the work of the historian. Students will be required to form a critical view based on relevant reading on the question, problem or issue. They will also be specifically required to analyse, explain  and evaluate the interpretations of three historians.

Assessment Criteria

A Level History requires 3 exams to be sat in May/June of the second year of study, comprising of essay style and source based questions.

Paper 1 (2.5 hrs)  30% of total grade

Paper 2 (1.5 hrs)   20% of total grade

Paper 3 (2.25hrs)  30% of total grade

Paper 4 (Coursework)  20% of total grade

Future careers linked to this subject:

  • Legal and Political careers
  • Business and Financial Services
  • Marketing, Sales and Advertising
  • Education, Social & Welfare Professions
  • Research, Analysis and Development

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE History and/or English.

Examination Board

Edexcel

Teacher to Contact:

Mrs P Wheelhouse

 

 

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