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A Level History at The Whitby High School

Course description

Unit 1- Britain 1815-1865

This course covers events in Britain

between these years. It examines the

chaos and protest in Britain after the

Napoleonic wars and looks at the, not

very friendly, government response to

people's concerns. It focuses on the

growing demands from citizens to vote

and be involved in decision making.

Protest groups such as the Chartists and

the Anti-Corn Law League are studied.

Also the course covers the story of how

Britain gained territory abroad and how

her navy came to dominate the World


Unit 2- Life in Nazi Germany

This course looks at how Adolf Hitler

managed to become the leader of

Germany in 1933 and how he then went

on to become the all-controlling dictator

of Germany. Incidents such as the

burning down of the Reichstag and the

Knight of the Long Knives are examined

in detail. We also study life in Nazi

Germany for workers, women, young

people and Christians. The control of

Germans through the use of the secret

police and propaganda also form a key

part of this course.

Unit 3- Britain 1918-1964

This unit traces the records of

governments during this period. It

traces the rise of the Labour Party and

the decline of the Liberal Party. We also

examine the reasons for the dominance

of the Conservative Party during this

time. We look at the consequences for

Britain of key events such as the General

Strike of 1926 and the Wall Street Crash

in 1929 and the impact of World War

Two on people's attitudes and


Unit 4- Coursework

This unit is an extended essay on the

reasons for the growth of the Port of

Liverpool is completed by students with

guidance from their teacher.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grades A*-Cincluding a B grade in English.It is an advantage to also have aGCSE in History.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years