What will you study? 

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:  develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context develop an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions. 

How will you be assessed? 

There are three papers which contain a mixture of shorter and longer answer questions: 
Paper 1: Thematic Study and Historic Environment 
1 hr 15 mins 
30% of the qualification 
52 marks 
Paper 2: Period Study and British Depth Study 
1 hr 45 mins 
40% of the qualification 
64 marks 
Paper 3: Modern Depth Study 
1 hr 20 mins 
30% of the qualification 
52 marks 
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