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History AS & A Level at Bebington High Sports College

Course description

The A Level History course allows students to develop an understanding of twentieth century British and German history. Students will research international relations 1945 -2004 and have the opportunity to research on a period of their historical interest and produce a 4000 word essay. History enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Course content

There are a total of four units in the course – two at AS and two at A2:

AS (one year):

  • Unit 1: Britain 1906-1951 50% external examination: section 1 and 2 a combination of source analysis and essay questions. Students will study the Liberal Landslide of 1906, Britain and the impact of war 1914-1929 and the economic and political crises of the second Labour government, 1929-1931. In addition students will study Britain at war 1940-51 and the Atlee governments of 1945-1951 and the New Jerusalem and the achievements of the welfare state.
  • Unit 2: Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945 50% external examination of 4 questions, a combination of source based evaluation and analysis questions and essays. Students will study how Hitler came to power in 1933 and the consolidation of terror. Also Nazi propaganda will be studied and how Hitler achieved conformity through political repression. Students will study the home front in Germany 1939-1943 and the collapse of Hitler’s Reich.

A2 (one year):

  • Unit 3: Aspects of international relations, 1945-2004 60% external examination, consisting of three essay questions. Students will study the Cold War, origins of USA’s globalism, the Cuban Missile Crisis 19962-1981 and the final years of the Cold War 1985-1991. Students will study post war relations 1991-2004.
  • Unit 4: 40% historical enquiry based on the Irish conflict 1895-2004: 3500 word essay

Entry requirements

Students should gain a C grade or above in GCSE History.

Future opportunities

Students who study History can go on to work in careers such as:

  • Studying History at degree level
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Human resources
  • Management

A Level History had 100% pass rate in 2013.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bebington High Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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