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History AS and A Level at The John Fisher School

Course description

You will develop skills that you will carry through life: to research topics, to organise your thoughts rationally, to prioritise arguments, to create and to sustain a line of reasoning; the ability to analyse evidence and the skill of sustaining a persuasive line of argument. You will also learn to solve problems in discussion, and to develop confidence in expressing opinions and arguing in their defence.

Course content

During the course you will study: AS - The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon The causes and events of the French Revolution 1774-1795 Napoleon Bonaparte to 1807-1815 Britain 1930-1997: Churchill 1930-51 British political history 1951-79 Thatcher and the end of consensus 1979-1997 Britain’s position in the world 1951-1997 A LEVEL: (IN ADDITION TO AS UNITS) Britain and Ireland 1798-1921 Opposition and support for the Union Irish rebellions and British responses 1791-1803 O‘Connell and British Governments 1803-1841 The Crisis over Home Rule 1841-1914 Coursework An independently researched essay of 3000-4000 words. The essay will be based on a topic from one of the three units above.

Entry requirements

GCSE History Grade B and above.

Future opportunities

History is vital for careers in politics, local government, law, and archaeology. The research skills you will develop can be transferred to a variety of different careers. An A Level in History will offer a route into university to study at degree level. The options are wide ranging and include courses such as International Studies, Media, Journalism and Art History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Fisher School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years