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History A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

The subject of History is an interesting and well-respected subject that employers hold in high regard. By exploring the past you as a student will improve as an independent learner and a critical thinker with a curious and enquiring mind. By studying History you can develop your interest and enthusiasm for this vital subject and learn to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and important issues. You will gain an understanding of different groups within society and appreciate the social, cultural, and ethnic diversity by studying different aspects of British and non-British History. Once you have studied History at A level you will have a deeper understanding and awareness of society and what could happen in the future.

Course content

During the course, you will learn how to construct an argument and analyse the work of historians. You will learn strong essay skills and how to analyse sources, both primary and secondary

Unit 1: Britain transformed, 1918-97
Learn how Britain was changed politically. You will understand how the NHS was set up and study the various Prime Ministers who were in power from 1918-97.

Unit 2: The USA, 1920-55: Boom, bust and recovery
After studying this unit you will have a greater understanding of life in America. You will learn about the Roaring Twenties, and what life was like for Black people in regards to the KKK. You will examine the impact of the Depression on the people of America, and look at the changing status of minorities in the Civil Rights Movement.

Unit 3: Paper 3: The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America c1580-c1750
You will explore the nature of the witch craze that took hold in the late sixteenth century and the changing attitudes to magic and sorcery that eventually contributed to its decline. Together, students will study the social, economic, political and dimensions of the phenomenon, and the broad intellectual changes that ushered in what is often called the Age of Reason.

Unit 4: Coursework.
In this coursework unit you will use your independent research to skills to develop an historical enquiry about the Russian Revolution. Your teacher will support you with resources and research methods to conduct your enquiry effectively.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs A*-C including English and Maths. You will also need to have studied GCSE History and ideally will have achieved a minimum of a C grade.


80% examination and 20% coursework

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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