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History AS at Warlingham School

Course description

History This course consists of two modules. The first is an outline study of the changes in international power structures called The Emergence of the Superpowers and the New World Order, 1900-1962. It examines the relative decline of the European Great Powers and the development of the super-power blocks. Key issues revolve around an understanding of the nature, pace and extent of these changes and will include an assessment of the roles of key individuals such as Kennedy, Stalin, Castro and Khrushchev. The second module focuses on the causes and consequences of the Battle of Hastings. In particular students will study why England was invaded and how William set up a military occupation. We study the effects of the conquest including changing social status and the role of the church. 2 1and a half hour written papers containing structured questions.Each 17.5%. Course Essays (of approximately 1000 words each).15%.

Entry requirements

Humanities GCSE B, History GCSE B. If neither of these subjects are taken: English B (C passes will be considered)

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in History, which could lead onto higher education in History or related subjects such as English, American Studies, Politics , Archaeology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year