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History AS/A2 Level 3 at Nottingham Academy

Course description

If you have enjoyed history at GCSE, then A level history is the
natural next step to take. You will learn about important events
that took place in the past and how they have helped shape
the world we live in today. Perhaps the most important reason
to choose A level history is simply the enjoyment of it. After all,
nothing beats a good story!

Course content


At AS you will study the development of the civil rights
movement in the USA and the contribution made by
individuals such as Malcolm X, President Kennedy and Martin
Luther King. You will also study the US involvement in Korea
and Vietnam, and assess the impact it had on world politics. In
addition, you will examine the development of British politics
throughout the turbulent 19th century.

History at A2 will involve an in-depth study of the Weimar
Republic, the democratic government that preceded the Nazi
state, and Hitler’s rise to power. You will also work to produce
an extended piece of coursework based upon the study of key
individuals in Russian history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

Units covered at AS
– Unit 1: D5 Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA,
1945–68.
– Unit 1: D6 Ideology, Conflict and Retreat: the USA in Asia,
1950-73.
– Unit 2: B1 Britain, 1830-85: Representation and Reform.

Units covered at A2
– Unit 3: D1 From Kaiser to Führer: Germany, 1900-45.
– Unit 4: CW38: The Making of Modern Russia, 1856-1964.

 

Units covered at AS

– Unit 1: D5 Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA,

1945–68.

– Unit 1: D6 Ideology, Conflict and Retreat: the USA in Asia,

1950-73.

– Unit 2: B1 Britain, 1830-85: Representation and Reform.

Units covered at A2

– Unit 3: D1 From Kaiser to Führer: Germany, 1900-45.

– Unit 4: CW38: The Making of Modern Russia, 1856-1964.

 

Entry requirements


5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including B
grade or above in English and in history.

Assessment

You will have two examinations at the end of AS, one for Unit 1
and one for Unit 2.
At A2 you will be assessed through your coursework (Unit 4)
as well as one examination (Unit 4).

Future opportunities

Studying history at A Level will open up many opportunities
for you, whether you are looking to go into higher education or
into the workplace. Successful candidates usually go on to
University, many opting to continue with their history studies.
History A level will be of great use to you if you wish to study
law, philosophy, history, religious studies, journalism, sociology,
psychology or a range of other subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 June 2015

Key information

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

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