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History - Modern at High Storrs

Course description

AQA A Level Modern History

Course content

As part of this course, students will undertake a Breadth Study and a Depth Study and complete coursework.

The Breadth Study explores Tsarist and Communist Russia between 1855-1964, covering trying to preserve autocracy, the collapse of autocracy, the emergence of Communist dictatorship and the Stalinist dictatorship and reaction.

The Depth Study explores The Making of Modern Britain during the period 1951-2007 specifically the Affluent Society, the Sixties, the end of Post-War consensus, the impact of Thatcherism, towards a new Consensus and the era of New Labour.

Coursework will be completed throughout the two years looking at Britain and India between1757-1857, including the founding of the East India Company, increasing interventions in Indian affairs, the Indian Mutiny and interpretations of British influence in India.


Entry requirements

A minimum of five Grade 9 - 4 / A*-C at GCSE. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 / Grade C in English Language


Grade 4 / C in History (if studied) and Grade 5 / C at the higher tier in English Language or Literature



Paper 1 - 40%

  • Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964

Paper 2 - 40%

  • The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007

Non-exam Assessment (coursework) - 20%

  • 3000 word coursework essay
  • Britain and India 1757-1857


Future opportunities

This History course could lead to a university degree, either straight History or as a combined course (e.g. with Politics or Economics). It also is useful for careers in Law, Politics, Journalism, Teaching, Museum and Archive work, Local and National Government, Librarianship and Industrial Management and is widely respected and valued by many employers.


Further information

Click on link for more informaiton about entry to High Storrs and Modern History


How to apply

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Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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