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History AS/A-Level at The Appleton School

Course description

This course is designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. It will help them to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The study of British, European and international topics throughout the course will provide them with the knowledge and skills they require to succeed as AS and A-level historians. They will gain a deep understanding of the events that shaped the world in which we live, as well as developing the transferable skills of source analysis and essay writing.

The course enables students to study:

  • Significant events, individuals and issues
  • A range of historical perspectives
  • The diversity of society
  • The history of more than one country or state
  • A period of time

Course content

What sorts of things will I Study?

The origins and development of the Cold War from the atomic bomb to the Cuban Missiles Crisis (AS) and then further developments towards the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War (A Level).

The growth of the British Empire from the mid-1800s to the outbreak of the First World War (AS) and then the disintegration and ultimate collapse of the Empire up to the 1970s (A Level).

Coursework will be on the causes of the Russian revolution from the reign of Catherine the Great.

Future opportunities

  • Law
  • Education
  • Media
  • Public Sector
  • Business
  • Journalism

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years