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A Level History at St Peter's Catholic School

Course description

Universities and employers value a qualification in History since it demonstrates good skills of analysis, evidence handling, problem solving and communication.

AS Course Outline

France in Revolution, 1774-1815. This unit provides an overview of the internal development of the French Revolution and its impact on major European states. The focus is on the political, social and economic impact of the Revolution and of the ensuing period of Napoleonic rule.

Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945. This unit provides an opportunity to investigate the impact of a dictatorship upon a complex modern society. The course 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.

A2 Course Outline

The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007 which looks at the impact of government policies on industrial relations, trade unions and the nature of the relationship between the state and its citizens. Candidates will learn about important individuals such as Macmillan, Wilson, Thatcher and Blair.

Historical Enquiry: 3000-4000 word coursework on an aspect of Renaissance Europe that covers 100 years. Main themes include: The Creation of Modern Europe, The Reformation, The Wars of Religion, The Changing Nature of the State.

Entry requirements

In order to study AS/A2 History we require you have a grade C or higher in GCSE History. A good grade in GCSE English is also desirable. Students will also be expected to demonstrate a high degree of independent learning and be prepared to read widely.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years