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History A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Course description

History at A-Level consists of four units; two are studied per year. One of the units taken in Year 13 is a coursework unit. Over the past years students have participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust's 'Lessons From Auschwitz' Project, which involves a visit to Poland. There are also regular opportunities to attend masterclasses.

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YEAR 12 

From Lenin to Yeltsin 1917 – 1991: In 1917 the Russian revolution established the first communist state in the world. In this unit pupils track the development of the Soviet Union in terms of its leaders, economy, and social developments. Mao’s China 1949 – 1976: In 1949 the Chinese Communist Party seized control of China establishing the People’s Republic. The leadership of the China was dominated by Mao Zedung throughout this period. During this unit, pupils will investigate and evaluate his leadership and policies especially investigating the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution 

YEAR 13 

Britain under Margaret Thatcher 1979-1990- This coursework unit examines the premiership of Britain's most controversial Prime Minister. Students will write two 2,000 word essays, one of which is based on historians; interpretation of Mrs Thatcher and one of which is a personal investigation of students' own choosing. Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964- This unit covers 109 years of Russian history- from the abolition of serfdom to the space race. Studying Russia in more detail, students will draw comparisons between the Tsars and commissars and explain whether there was any meaningful change in how the government treated the people, changed the economy and fought wars.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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