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History A2 at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College

Course description

History enables students to acquire and demonstrate knowledge about the past. This is achieved through the study of significant events, individuals and issues, a range of historical perspectives and continuity and change over time. The topics covered at A2 are Gladstone and Disraeli 1846-80, what explains Gladstone’s development from Tory to Peelite to Liberal, and Disraeli’s from Tory to Conservative to Tory Democrat?, how far did their ministerial careers clash or coincide in the period 1852-68?, did either have a mission as Prime Minister from 1866-1880?, how far did ideology drive their attitudes and policies on foreign and imperial affairs 1852-1880?. The Challenge of German Nationalism 1815-1919, origins and growth of German nationalism 1815-1848, economic nationalism : the Zollverein, economic integration, effects of industrialisation, arguments for free trade and protectionm, managing German nationalism : Metternich, Bismarck, William II, mass nationalism and its appeal in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There will also be an independent investigation where candidates undertake an historical investigation of their own which is assessed by an extended essay written up in an open book examination

Entry requirements

D grade at AS

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year