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History A level at Dartford Science & Technology College

Course description

Breadth Study: Britain 1785-1884: This unit provides an overview of a key period in British history when Britain emerged as the leading industrial and trading power in the world. The period opens during the mid-Victorian boom when Britain appeared to have mastered the divisions which had threatened it through a mixture of judiciously timed reforms and repression and finishes on the eve of the First World War. Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany: This unit provides an opportunity to investigate the rise and impact of a dictatorship upon a complex modern society. Students will need to have a sound understanding of The context and chronology of the Third Reich but the main emphasis will be on analysis and assessment of Nazi policies and their impact on various sections of society. Study of Nazi policy focuses on the use of propaganda, terror, legal power and social policy and will include the study of opposition to the regime in terms of non-conformity and resistance. The main social groups to be studied are women, the youth, farmers, the urban working class, the churches, the trade unions and the traditional elites. Coursework In Year 13, as part of the A Level, you take a coursework unit that looks at causes of a key event over a one hundred year period

Course content

Breadth Study: Britain 1785-1884: This unit provides an overview of a key period in British history when Britain emerged as the leading industrial and trading power in the world. The period opens during the mid-Victorian boom when Britain appeared to have mastered the divisions which had threatened it through a mixture of judiciously timed reforms and repression and finishes on the eve of the First World War. Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany: This unit provides an opportunity to investigate the rise and impact of a dictatorship upon a complex modern society. Students will need to have a sound understanding of The context and chronology of the Third Reich but the main emphasis will be on analysis and assessment of Nazi policies and their impact on various sections of society. Study of Nazi policy focuses on the use of propaganda, terror, legal power and social policy and will include the study of opposition to the regime in terms of non-conformity and resistance. The main social groups to be studied are women, the youth, farmers, the urban working class, the churches, the trade unions and the traditional elites. Coursework In Year 13, as part of the A Level, you take a coursework unit that looks at causes of a key event over a one hundred year perio

Entry requirements

GCSE 5/6+ in English and a Grade 4+ in a humanities subject.

Assessment

AS level: two external examinations. A level: two external examinations and one piece of coursework. Note: The examined units for both AS and A2 are essentially the same in terms of content. However, the examinations are graded in difficulty and the AS now no longer counts as half an A level and is a qualification in its own right.

Future opportunities

History is useful for degrees such as Law and Politics and can, with other A/AS Levels, also contribute to careers in archaeology, architecture, economics, town planning or journalism. History will also enable you to develop the skills desired by many employers.

Further information

To prepare for the course you could preview the A Level support page at Mr Walker’s website: www.educationforum.co.uk. Popular choices to take with History include Sociology, Art, Psychology and English Literature.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 60149735

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