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History at City of Norwich School

Course description

Unit 1: AS HIS1F France in Revolution 1774-1815This unit provides an overview of the internal development of the French revolution and its impact on major European states. The unit examines the origins of the revolution, the events of the revolution, as well as the establishment of “The Terror” and Napoleon’s rule between 1799 and 1815. An exciting unit which helps us understand the modern world in which we live.
Unit 2: AS HIS2L The Impact of Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR 1924-1941This unit investigates the impact of Stalinist rule on the USSR during a key period of political, economic and social development. It examines Stalin’s rise to power, his aims and development of a totalitarian state and how his policies transformed Soviet society.
Unit 3: A2 HIS3G British State and People 1865-1915This unit promotes an understanding of change and continuity over 50 years. It examines the rise of socialism, nationalism and liberalism in Britain and the process of change in politics and society. It covers challenges Britain faced both at home and abroad such as Ireland, the suffragettes and Russia and Germany.
Unit 4: A2 HIS4X Historical Enquiry: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1980

A 3500 word investigation focusing on an aspect of civil rights. The coursework must show change over a period of 100 years. The unit examines the fight to obtain civil rights in this period by African Americans. It looks at what helped and hindered civil rights such as the role of white supremacy groups, war, the role of state and federal government along with the Presidents and civil rights groups themselves.


Where does History lead you?

History A level is a well respected qualification which provides you with a wide range of transferable skills to help you in your future university and workplace. You develop the capacity to absorb and manage a good deal of information, the capacity to order and analyse information and the ability to reason with clarity and cogency. In addition to this you will be able to prepare an argument, reach a judgement and have the ability to express an argument persuasively and with clarity.


It is these developed capacities that prepare graduates for successful careers in the areas of finance, management, administration, the media and so on.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

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

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