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History A Level at Stepney Green Maths and Computing College

Course description

As an academic subject History is regarded as good training in forming arguments, debates, study skills, writing, and analytical skills and is highly valued by Universities and Graduate recruiters. Many students at A-level go on to study History at degree level, however studying History is also a great stepping stone to further fields such as Law, Politics, Sociology and Criminology.

The units chosen at Stepney Green cover a wide range of historical topics which are very popular with students who find them enjoyable, engaging and inspiring. The department has formed a successful partnership with City of London Boys’ school and results from last year were outstanding.

Key topics

Unit 1: In search of the American Dream, 1917-1996

This unit covers many different topics, such as the civil rights movement where we focus on key leaders like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. We also focus on why the USA suffered such a serious depression in the years 1929-1933 and how they managed to get out of this.

Unit 2: Britain and the Nationalist Challenge in India 1914-48

Here, we focus on the British Raj and how it worked in India. We will investigate how the Indian Nationalist movement formed and how successful they were. We will look at key players such as Gandhi and Mohammed Jinnah and how they led India to independence from Britain.

Unit 3: Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763-1914

In this Unit you will study how Britain dominated the seas through its Navy and built up the most powerful Empire in the world. You will learn about Napoleonic wars and the French and American Revolution. You will also investigate how Britain lost the empire.

Unit 3: Russia in  Revolution, 1881-1924

Here, you will learn about the Russian royal family and how and why they lost control in Russia. The Russian communist revolution in 1917 is a strong theme in this topic. You will focus on key individuals such as Tsar Nicholas II and Lenin.

Entry requirements

7 A* - B in related subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stepney Green Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years