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History AS/A Level at Hazelwick School

Course description

To understand the significance of events, individuals, issues & soceties in History.  To understand how & why societies have changed over time.  To discover the theories of historians & the language that they use to discuss their ideas.  To understand the nature of historical evidence.  To develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted.  To express your own ideas confidently & effectively.  The course will appeal to you if you have an interest in the way that the world has developed; enjoy investigatiion & discovery; enjoy debate & argument; want to improve your analytical skills; want to study a subject which encourages you to make up your own mind.  In Year 12 students will have the opportunity to participate in a proposed school trip to New York & Washington DC in February 2019.

Course content

Unit 1 In search of the American Dream; the USA 1917-96 - in this unit students will learn about the dramatic political, economic & social transformation of the USA in the 20th century.  An era that saw the USA challenge by the consequences of political, economic & social inequalities at home & of its involvement in international conflict abroad. 

Unit 2 South Africa 1948-94 - from apartheid state to "rainbow nation".

Unit 3 Poverty, Public Health & the state in Britain 1780-1939 

Unit 4 Coursework - students complete an independently research enquiry on historical interpretation of a choice of events or hstorical figures.


Entry requirements

Grade 6 in History


Year 12 60% of A level

Year 13 30% of A level

Coursework 3000-4000 word Assignment (20% Year 13)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2017
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