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History (Crisis, Conflict and Communism) A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

History is who we are and why we are the way we are.

We offer a choice of two courses, as well as a choice of coursework topics within each of these courses. Crisis, Conflict and Communism focuses upon life under Communist regimes in the Twentieth Century, including the Soviet Union and East Germany. Rights, Race and Revolutions focuses upon the USA in the Twentieth Century, especially the struggle for Civil Rights and the Cold War. Both courses include the study of a period of British history, and a free choice (made once you are in Year 12) from a range of coursework topics.

The Crisis, Conflict and Communism course consists of:

  • Tsars and Communists: Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1964

  • War to Wall: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany, 1919-63

  • Invasion and War: The Glorious Revolution and the Making of Georgian Britain, 1678-c.1760

  • Coursework: Topics currently offered are East Germany after the Wall, the French Revolution, Early Modern Witch Hunts and the Crusades.

"I really enjoyed history this year. The course content covered interesting topics and teachers helped us explore these using different techniques in a positive environment. Support is always available." Maddy Custerson


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level History: GCSE grade 6 in History


GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or Literature)

[must also have minimum grade 4 in History, if studied]

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2018
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