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HISTORY A LEVEL at Queensmead School

Course description

History at Queensmead is a popular and wellsubscribed subject. At present, we have two groups studying A level History in Y12 and one in Y13. It is a subject that will challenge and engage you whilst allowing you to develop a broad range of analytical skills.

History is a well respected qualification. Students who study History are always popular with universities and in the world of work. It is invaluable in supporting the development of the key skills required in careers ranging from the Law to the Media to Business.

Course content

A-Level History has a broad focus that can be tailored to the needs and strengths of its students. At Queensmead students follow Route H: Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the twentieth century.

The first two units (Year 12) will be: Britain transformed, 1918–97 and; The USA, c1920–55: boom, bust and recovery. These units are exam based and cover how Britain and the USA changed dramatically through the twentieth century. This can range from gangsters to Margaret Thatcher: The Cold War to Tony Blair.

Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780–1928; is examined in the second year. It studies the important events that made Britain into a modern democracy. This can range from the violence of the Chartists to women gaining the vote in 1918. The aim is to study history across a long period of time.

Coursework: 20th Century International Relations, 1879-1980; Students will produce a developed piece of coursework, looking at important international events that helped shape world history.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a grade B in GCSE History is required. Students should be aware that a commitment to extended reading and writing are essential to do achieve well in this subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

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