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Course description


Course Description

The A-Level course is a new specification provided by AQA which we trialled in 2008-09, and one that both pupils and staff alike gain a great deal from. There are two modules during AS and a further two done during year 13 at A2. These are outlined below:


USA 1890-1945 - This module looks at the social, economic and political factors that played a part in the growth of the USA to be a superpower. It concentrates on the early Twentieth Century and Americas roles in the World Wars as well as the interwar period.

Britain in the Sixties: A Social Revolution - This module focuses on the cultural and social phenomenon that was 1960s Britain. It considers both political and social factors that made this revolution of culture happen, and discusses decline into the 1970s.


The Making of Modern Britain- This looks at the changes that took place in Britain between 1950 and 2007 to create the Great Britain that we live in today particularly focusing on the roles of Prime Ministers Thatcher and Blair.

Personal Study- Pupils pick their own personal study topic and use History lesson time to research and complete a project surrounding the issue.

Entry requirements


Entry Requirements

As well as a wide range of GCSEs at grade C or above (an average GCSE score of 5.5 is desirable) students will be expected to have achieved grade C or above in History and the ability to be able to work independently.




AS units will be assessed in June of Y12. Most students will continue onto a full award. Y13 units are assessed at the end of Y13. Each unit carries 25% weighting towards the final grade.

Future opportunities


Career Opportunities

Archaeology Natural History Historian

Librarian Theatre Teaching

Museum Work Research Antiques

A' level History would complement advanced level qualifications in, English Literature, Geography, Religious Studies, Sociology and Psychology.

Further information


Course Details

For more information please contact Mr. J. Greaves, Head of History, in the Humanities Block or email


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JOSEPH LECKIE ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

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