History A Level at Clacton County High School
History A-Level focuses on a range of topical events from the key developments in America during the 1920’s to key issues in World War II. Students will also acquire and improve on many of the key skills taught at GCSE level; many of these skills are highly valuable in higher education and employment.
The study of the changing Nature of Warfare 1845-1991 investigates specific turning points in our history such as the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, set against the context of military change in the previous hundred years makes the course an interesting journey through time.
Students will analyse attitudes of politicians, parliament and the public to the Suffrage Question, the Liberal Government, 1906-14, the Parliament Act (1918), the Equal Franchise Act (1928) and their immediate impact. Women’s changing role within the political system will be investigated as well as participation in local government, origins and impact of the Suffragist and Suffragette campaigns; the impact of the First World War on the Suffrage Question. Russia is also studied in the first year between 1881 and 1953, which covers the end of Tsardom through to the death of Stalin. In the final year America is looked at between 1917 and 1954 which covers the Depression and the period of the presidency of Roosevelt.
There will be opportunities for students to participate in educational visits including the Museum of London. Here students will explore the Suffragette Fellowship collections.
A minimum of six GCSEs (grades A*-C) is required, including Maths and English. GCSE History at Grade B or above. Commitment, enthusiasm and an interest in all aspects of History and how the past has developed and moulded our culture.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clacton County High School directly.