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History GCE AS Level (Cheadle Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

To make sense of the world we live in it is essential to understand key events, individuals, movements and conflicts that have shaped history. The course is made up of units of study from the recent and less recent past, including British and world history.

Course content

AS Level (year one) Unit One (exam) This unit looks at the issues of power, influence and control in society, including politics, values and beliefs. Students explore aspects of the past in breadth through the theme of nationalism in modern Europe. All students study Liberal and Fascist Italy 1896-1943 and either the Second to Third Reich in Germany, 1918-1945 or Republicanism, Civil War and Francoism in Spain, 1931-1945. Unit Two (exam) This unit looks at a period of British history, including the use of source material to develop an understanding of attitudes, beliefs and society. You will study modern British political history from the end of the Second World War (1945) to the fall of Margaret Thatcher (1990).

Entry requirements

A good GCSE performance in literary subjects e.g. History, Geography, Sociology, Religion, English.

Assessment

Unit 1 – exam, 1 hour 20 minutes. Two essay questions. (Summer exam) Unit 2 – exam 1 hour 20 minutes. Two source based questions. (January exam)

How to apply

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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