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HISTORY A LEVEL (RPA) at Richmond Park Academy - RPA

Course description

The course is centred on the concept of revolutions in early modern and modern Europe. A key feature of the course will be to explore the significance of events, individuals and beliefs and their influence on behaviours, actions and changes in the past. Essentially how the rulers and ruled responded to social, religious, economic and political change and either adapted peacefully and slowly working within the existing framework or rapidly and aggressively fundamentally changing the existing systems. It will foster key historical skills of cause, consequence, significance, change and continuity and historical interpretation. This will help you to make links between key world events of the past 400 years and your own environment, empowering you to critically evaluate current systems and societies in order to offer alternatives to many fundamental questions which exist today.

Course content

The exam board for Key Stage 5 is EDEXCEL - route C: Revolutions in early modern and modern Europe

AS 

  • Unit 1: Britain, 1625-1701: conflict, revolution and settlement. 
  • Unit 2: Russia in revolution, 1894-1924.

A2 (A Level) 

  • Unit 3: Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780-1928 
  • Unit 4: Coursework - End of the Cold War. (independent student selected enquiry on topic)

Entry requirements

History GCSE grade B or grade 6 English GCSE grade B or grade 6

Future opportunities

The resilience, independence and collaborative skills which you will develop will be valued by top universities. Furthermore, this A Level will help you to build analytical skills which will support applications to numerous degree courses and open doors to professions such as law, politics, journalism, the civil service, museums, research and teaching.

Further information

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Park Academy - RPA directly.

Last updated date: 28 July 2016
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