A Level History at The Whitby High School
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.
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.