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History A2 at Warlingham School

Course description

History This course consists of three modules. The first covers 2 main issues. Autocracy and Reform in Russia and Germany 1825 - 1939. This covers the Russian Tsars, Bismark, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler focusing on the nature of autocratic power and attempts to reform it. Dictatorships. A study of Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany. The second module focuses on the Angevin Kings, Henry II, Richard I and John. Students examine the nature of power and how the conflicting interests of the church and the state were resolved, including the murder of Thomas Becket. Furthermore we look at how the monarchs dealt with the growing power of the barons, how the crown attempted to centralize control and the barons resisted, culminating in Magna Carta. The third module is a personal study of 3000 words on any historical topic. Topics chosen in recent years include: Hitler, Stalin, the causes of WW1, the Crusades, King Richard I, the Holocaust, the Battle of Britain and the Palestinian issue. 2 1and a half hour hour written papers containing structured questions. Each 15% 1 Personal Study (of approximately 3000 words) 20%

Entry requirements

Humanities GCSE B, History GCSE B. If neither of these subjects are taken: English B (C passes will be considered)

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year