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History A level at Shoreham Academy

Course description

Become a more independent thinker, be able to evaluate and organise an argument. Identify significance and recognise and discuss interpretations. Develop your ability to frame your own questions using higher level thinking skills and your grasp of complex issues and arguments through report and essay writing. Develop the ability to research and present information.

Course content

AS Subject Content

  • Industrialization and the British people, 1783-1832. How was Britain governed? Changing political organisations, pressure for change, social change, importance of individuals and ideology.
  • Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918- 1945. Germany at the end of WW1 and the establishment of the Weimar Republic. Revolutions, rise of Nazi Party. The collapse of Democracy.

A2 Subject Content

  • Britain, 1832-1885. The changing Political structure, social change, society, Democracy?
  • Nazi Germany, 1933-1945. The establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship and consolidation of power. The Racial State, Anti-Semitism. The impact of War.
  • Historical Investigation of an issue of significant historical interpretation and debate.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C. A grade B in History is preferred (or at least a grade B in English).



  • Students sit two 90 minute exams: A breadth paper on British History and a depth paper on Nazi Germany. Each paper is worth 50% of the AS mark.


  • Students sit two 150 minute exams: A breadth paper on British History and a depth paper on Nazi Germany. Each paper is worth 40% of the A Level.
  • A2 students also submit a piece of coursework in the form of a Historical Investigation (between 3,000 and 3,500 words). Worth 20% of the A Level.

Future opportunities

Excellent A Level for University entrance. Many students go onto to study or work in the law professions, the Heritage industry, local government, the Civil Service, the Media and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shoreham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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