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A Level History at Norwood School

Course description

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell

Was George Orwell right? If the past is a distant country then why does it keep repeating itself?

History at A-Level genuinely allows the student an in depth understanding of the lives of individuals, groups and races from the past. It also allows you the chance to better understand you present and future. At Norwood we study the impact of Mao on the Chinese people from 1949-1976. As his personality left an indelible mark on their culture and left millions dead during the Great Famine, at the same time across the other side of the world America was divided racially. The impact of the Civil Rights movement has also radically changed the political landscape of America.

Our course reflects how much change and was effected in these two superpowers nations. Back at home in Britain, at the same time the social fabric of the country was also witnessing popular movements in youth culture, feminism and migration. This was reflected in popular culture and the media, but how far was it driven by economic and social factors from within and outside the country? The second unit Mass media, Popular culture and Social Change in Britain since 1945 helps us to reflect on our modern society and economy how we ended up in the position we are now.

Both units are examined at the end of year.

The A2 Level focuses on Nazi Germany in depth study – From Kaiser to Fuhrer and coursework.

Entry requirements

Grade B (preferred) in History

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norwood School directly.

Last updated date: 08 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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