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History AS at The King Alfred School

Course description

AS Units

UNIT 1 – England 1485 – 1558: The Early Tudors with the mid-Tudor crisis as our special enquiry topic. This unit investigates the role of the Tudors in creating a stable England after the Wars of the Roses. The special topic delves into the instability after the death of Henry VIII when his religious changes began to have a significant impact on Church and society.

UNIT 2 – Russia 1894 – 1941: This unit explores the development of Russia from the reign of Nicholas II through the Stalin becoming involved in the Second World War. The issue of historical interpretation is examined through the complexity of historiography of the Russian Revolution.

UNIT 3 – Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992: This unit ‘fills in the gaps’ from work done at GCSE. It traces the theme of civil rights from the presidency of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of Bill Clinton.

UNIT 4 – Coursework: an independently researched essay of 3,000-4,000 words on any topic.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including either Maths and/or English Language

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

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