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History at Richard Challoner School

Course description


The best reason for taking History is that you are really interested in the subject. You enjoy exploring and discovering the past. You like reading, writing and discussion, and feel a sense of achievement after successfully confronting and making sense of complex and challenging problems.
The past has given us all our political and religious ideas and institutions, our social customs, and indeed our own personal and family identities. The study of History gives us a unique perspective on the present. Studying British and European History in the 19th and 20th centuries equips you with the skills needed to make mature judgements about a wide range of current affairs.
A Level History is a traditional step towards a career in journalism, broadcasting, law, politics, advertising, teaching, publishing and marketing.

Course content


AS Unit 1
The Road to Unification: Italy, 1815-70,
The Unification of Germany, 1848-90
AS Unit 2
The experience of warfare in Britain: Crimean War, Boer War and the First World War, 1854-1929
A2 Unit 3
Germany 1900-1945
A2 Unit 4
Historical Enquiry: Great Britain and the Irish Question 1815-1922

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in History and/or English Language.



AS: Two written examinations
A2: One written examination (Unit 3) and one 4000-word historical enquiry (Unit 4)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Challoner School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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