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History A level at Sir Bernard Lovell School

Course description

This course brings you the best of British and World History.

Unit 1. In Year 12 we look at how Britain changed between 1930 and 1997. We examine the Conservative and Labour governments under prime ministers such as Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher. We look at the depths of the Depression, the Second World War and how Britain has changed since 1945.

Unit 2. We study how Germany changed from the end of the First World War to the construction of the Berlin Wall; this includes the rise and fall of Adolph Hitler.

Unit 3. In Year 13 we may do one of the following:

  •  Civil Rights and the USA from 1865 to 1992
  •  The Middle East from 1908 to 2011 • The Renaissance from 1400 to 1600
  •  Popular Culture and the Witchcraze in the 16th and 17th centuries
  •  The Changing Nature of Warfare from 1792 to 1945.

Unit 4. Students carry out a personal investigation (coursework).

Future opportunities

A level History is a valuable qualification as it teaches you to present arguments backed by detailed historical evidence. This is a valuable skill in a variety of careers from journalism to law. It is recognised by universities as a challenging subject that has real currency.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Bernard Lovell School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

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