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History: Modern World History - AS / A level at Suffolk One

Course description

Looking at the past helps us to understand the present and gives us an insight into possible outcomes of future events. History is the study of human experience through time and space, and enhances our understanding of people, society and change. It is a process of objective investigation of the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians research the archives to unlock the secrets of the past which provide us with our identity. Without History we would not know who we truly are and where we may be going.

Course content

You will study world history in the 20th Century (The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Lenin, Stalin, Nazi Germany and British History in the 20th Century. You will also get an opportunity to conduct in-depth research into a topic of your choice for your coursework.

Entry requirements

Good writing skills are essential along with Grade C GCSE in History and English with a minimum of grade C considered.

Assessment

AS Level

* Unit 1: Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924 and Stalin's Russia, 1924-53- 1 hour 20 minutes exam paper

* Unit 2: Mass Media, Popular Culture and Social Change in Britain Since 1945 - 1 hour 20 minutes exam paper

A2 Level

* Unit 3: From Kaiser to Fuhrer Germany - 2 hours exam paper

* Unit 4: Coursework: An in-depth enquiry into a historical event or individual

Future opportunities

This is a highly valued A Level and the skills obtained can give potential progression to a wide range of university courses and subsequent careers. Specialist careers would include the civil service, museum curator, archaeologist, anthropologist, archivist, researcher, journalist, teacher, management and much more.

Further information

Which subjects complement this A Level?

* English

* ICT

* Maths

* Media Studies

* Modern Languages

* Psychology

* Sociology

* Law

* Government and politics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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