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History A-Level at The Ockendon Academy & Studio School

Course description

Students acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of British and non-British history.






Course content

Unit 1: Breadth study with interpretations

· Students will study one topic in order to gain a broad overview of a particular theme in the search for rights, freedoms and greater equality during the twentieth century.

· Students will study ‘In Search of the American Dream c.1917-1996’ to examine the quest for political, social and economic advancement and reform during this time period. 

· Students will explore an issue of historical interpretation.

Unit 2: Depth study

· Students will study one depth topic, which has a thematic connection to the breadth study in Unit 1.

· Students will carry out a study of depth of ‘South Africa 1948-1994’, during its transition from an apartheid state into a multi-racial democracy.  

Unit 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in detail

· Students will study one topic, which covers at least 100 years in British history.

Unit 4: Historical Enquiry

· Students complete an independently researched enquiry on historical interpretations.

· Students complete a 3000-4000 word essay.



Entry requirements

GCSE History grade B or above.

GCSE English Language grade 4 or above.




80% examination and 20% coursework.


Future opportunities

History is a well respected subject that will allow you to access a huge range of higher education courses. Careers include law, civil service, education, finance and consultancy.



How to apply

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Last updated date: 21 September 2018
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