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15/05/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Best of luck to all our Year 11 and 13 students. You’ve got this! https://t.co/ZrB6qMKA2C

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

There were lots more activities… but well done to our team who came 2nd overall 😄🥈 Super super proud of every one of them for trying so hard and participating, you’re all superstars⭐️🥰🤩 And thank you, C for stepping up and being our team captain!🔥 https://t.co/8jiNNILhVq

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13/05/22

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Some of our KS3 students are at a Penathlon event at Debden Park! Here they are doing some target throwing! 🎯 https://t.co/2FtPwVWlFS

13/05/22

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Epping Primary

And as ever we enjoyed seeing our former pupils as sports leaders too. Very proud!

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12/05/22

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Ms F Clarke

Year 10 recapping their Year 7 coastal landforms. Making learning memorable 🌊 https://t.co/LbrWq5mxK3

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11/05/22

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Ms Horner

Such brilliant and rich discussion generated in our seminar style lesson. Year 12s really impressed me with the depth and multiplicity of their interpretations of unseen poetry! https://t.co/Hjec0JJrZ5

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Thanks for the demo, R!😄 https://t.co/hqUIxCY3qO

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Listen to the cheers 😍 https://t.co/atUbTPuAAQ

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some field events happening! Sports leaders and children alike doing very well 🤩 https://t.co/mVZ3AUnyse

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Time for a mixed y3/4 and sports leaders race now! https://t.co/j6GhH398Rd

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11/05/22

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Carrie

Super visit to yesterday morning. Great to a chat with the newly launched ‘Guardian Angels’ https://t.co/4zspDwox98

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11/05/22

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Our sports leaders are helping to kick off the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics with an obstacle course! https://t.co/7fp8gwFJby

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10/05/22

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Mrs Kingsbury

A fantastic evening at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Well done Isabella we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PuKlyPLCdP

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10/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Y12 Philosophy & Ethics class have been busy creating this display on Plato 🔥 https://t.co/nYMENsYefg

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08/05/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Reviews and Ratings of the books I read during April! 📚 https://t.co/xldOdM4wOX

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05/05/22

It's been an amazing trip to Cornwall for our students and their Science teachers. https://t.co/7CtG4rZ6bT

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05/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Heartening to see Y11’s reading their prayer card and tucking them into blazer front pockets for safe keeping 🙏 https://t.co/JbOiRhbsQ9

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05/05/22

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Mrs Javed

What an amazing science trip to Eden project, weather- amazing, students - superb, teachers - warm caring and super helpful! Thank you everyone involved in making this happen https://t.co/zdjMxnlpTP

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05/05/22

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victoria sear

Girls came home so happy last night!Grace with her short story publication & Ruby attended the motivation conference which she really enjoyed! Thank you for such great opportunities❤️ https://t.co/VFsdaojkgf

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05/05/22

With full bellies, students are now in Padstow for an exploration of the local area. https://t.co/2RFEqhDsB0

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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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