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History A Level at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

Course description

This course has been designed to provide an overview of the late 19 th and early 20 th Century.

Course content

Paper 1, Option 1F: In search of the American Dream: the USA, c1917–96.

Paper 2, Option 2F.1: India, c1914–48: the road to independence. These two papers are linked by the common theme of a search for rights, freedoms and greater equality during the twentieth century. In the USA, the quest for political, social and economic advancement mainly looked to reform existing structures. In India this quest led to more radical outcomes, bringing an end to imperial rule in India.

Paper 3, Option 35.2: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918. This paper explores the British experience of war in different aspects of major overseas conflicts and the changing relationship between the state and the people as the government attempted to create an effective fighting machine and prepare the people for war. Within the primarily military focus on the experience of warfare, this option also gives students the opportunity to explore its political, social and economic dimensions and their part in generating pressure for change.

Coursework: Causes of the First World War with a specific focus on Germany’s responsibility. (To be confirmed)


AS History: Paper 1 (60%) and Paper 2 (40%) are each assessed by written examination at the end of the year.

A Level: Paper 1 (30%), Paper 2 (20%) and Paper 3 (30%) will be assessed by written examination at the end of the year. Coursework is also submitted (20%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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