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History A Level at Devonport High School for Girls

Course description

The course is designed to offer students the opportunity to study at least 200 years of history and to become independent learners suitable for either a degree or the workplace. British history is an important element of the course and focuses on democratic developments in the period c1780 – 1885, which saw Britain transformed as a nation in response to dramatic changes and political protest. This provides a contrast with the depth study which explores the failure of democracy and the rise of Nazism. The Personal Study provides students with a chance to investigate a period of 100 years of their choice.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1
Breadth Study - Protest and Reform: The Transformation of Britain, c1783–c1832 (50% of the AS)

Unit 2
Depth Study - Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945 40% of the A Level . (50% of the AS)

A Level

Unit 1
Breadth Study - Protest and Reform: The Transformation of Britain, c1783–c 1885 (40%)

Unit 2
Depth Study - Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945 (40%)

Unit 3
Historical Investigation - A personal study based on a topic of student’s choice, 3000-3500 words (20%)

Future opportunities

History is a well-respected academic subject which provides a good foundation for many careers. Archaeology, Conservation and History Teaching are amongst those directly related to the subject but there are many other careers where historians excel: Architecture, Banking, Economics, Journalism, Law, Marketing and Publishing, all of which draw on historical skills such as analysis and the ability to form judgements based on scrutiny of the evidence.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Devonport High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2017

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