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History A Level at Carlisle College

Course description

The A Level History course unveils a fascinating treasure trove of characters, ideas and events. A History 'A' Level gives you more than just names and dates: this history course gives you insights into human nature and builds your skills in critical thinking and reasoning - valuable assets for history careers or any other line of work.

Course content

Unit 1: The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871-1991

The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations.

In this section you will study the dramatic changes Germany has gone through, from fledgling nation, through turbulent wars and division, to a modern unified nation.

Unit 2: The making of modern Britain, 1951-2007

The study in depth of a period of major historical change or development and associated primary evidence.

You will study in depth the key political, economic, social and international changes which helped to mound Britain in the second half of the 20th century. It explores concepts such as govenment and opposition, class, social division and cultural change. It encourages students to reflect on Britain's changing place in the world as well as the interrelationship between political policies, economic developments and political survival.

Unit 3: Non Exam assessment: Historical Inquiry

A personal study based on a topic of student's choice. This should take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years. It must not duplicate the content of options chosen for Components 1 and 2.

Entry requirements

Students would need to have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE's at grades A* - C to include a B in either English Language or English Literature or Scottish equivalent.


You will complete a variety of homework both essay and research based, and be expected to read widely. For the course you will complete essays, source analysis and coursework.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlisle College directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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