History A-Level at The Ockendon Academy & Studio School
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.
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.
GCSE History grade B or above.
GCSE English Language grade 4 or above.
80% examination and 20% coursework.
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.
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