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History AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

The course focuses on modern history and examines some of the key events which have shaped Britain, Europe and the world over the past 150 years. War, technology and people power are all examined as catalysts of change. This provides an essential insight into the world in which we live, with powerful connections to current affairs.

Course content

1st year of study

Unit 1 – Russia, 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

Unit 2 – The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90

2nd year of study

Unit 3 – Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763–1914

Unit 4 – Historical Enquiry – The Cold War

Entry requirements

A high level of literacy and at least five A*-C grades at GCSE, including a minimum of B in History. Students without GCSE History will be considered if they have at least a grade B in English.

Assessment

1st year of study

Unit 1 – Russia, 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin (1hr 30min written exam, 30% of A-level)

Unit 2 – The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90 (1hr 30min written exam, 20% of A-level)

2nd year of study

Unit 3 – Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763–1914 (2hr 15mins written exam, 30% of A-level)

Unit 4 – Historical Enquiry – The Cold War (20% of A-level)

Future opportunities

A qualification in A-level History is highly regarded by Universities and employers as a traditional subject with academic rigour. There is a wide range of careers to which History can make a contribution such as: law, politics, journalism, teaching, broadcasting, architecture, museums, market research, the armed services, the police, or business management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbotsfield School directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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