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History A Level at Haverstock School

Course description

Unit 1: The expansion and challenge of nationalism. You will be studying: Germany 1918–45: from the Second Reich to the Third Reich and the collapse of the liberal state and triumph of fascism in Italy 1896–1943.

Unit 2: Britain in the later 20th Century : responding to change. You will be studying: British political history 1945–90 responding to change.

Unit 3: World divided: Superpower relations 1944–90. You will be studying: Superpower Relations 1944–90.

Unit 4: Coursework Unit: You will be studying colonisation and decolonisation in Africa 1870–1981.

Entry requirements

6+ GCSE Grade A*–C including B in English language and a humanities based subject.


Unit 1: Written exam 1 hour 20 mins – answering two essay questions one on each topic studied.
Unit 2: Written exam 1 hour 30 mins. You will answer two source based questions.
Unit 3: Written exam 2 hours. You will answer two questions – Section A an essay question and Section B source based historical debate extended question.
Unit 4: A coursework assignment – internally assessed of approx 4000 words.

Future opportunities

With an AS / A2 qualification in history you can progress into higher education to do degrees in related subjects such as politics, English literature, economics , geography or to vocational qualifications such as the BTECH Diploma in media or travel and tourism. The skills you learn in studying history will be relevant to many types of employment where you need to have the ability to seek information and analyse it in order to identify facts and motives and present your information clearly for others to understand. The skills you learn are also useful in a number of careers, either directly related to history (e.g. teaching, working in museums) or in areas such as journalism, national and local government and the civil service.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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