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History AS Level at South Wirral High School

Course description

This course will focus on Human Rights. It explores the improvement of human rights in democracies and how in dictatorships human rights can be reduced.

Course content

AS Level
1. VOTES FOR WOMEN 1880 - 1930
This unit explores why Victorian and early 20th century male dominated British society refused to give women te vote; what women said and did to oppose this and why in 1918 for the first time in British History women were given the vote. (Assessed by Examination)

2. CIVIL RIGHT IN THE U.S.A. 1945 - 2968
This unit expains how nad why black Americans were discriminated against in the 1940s and 50s; the peaceful protests of Martin Luther King; Malxolm X and the use of violence; to what extent civil rights had improved for black Americans by 1968. (Assessed by Examination)

3. HE U.S.A. IN ASIA 1950 - 1973
This explores the U.S.A.'s attempts to (as they saw it) defend the human rights of citizens in sia against Communism. The focus will be on the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (Assessed by Examination)

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or above in History and/or English

Assessment

1. Votes for Women 1880 - 1930 this unit explores why Victorian and early 20th century male dominated British society refused to give women the vote; what women said and did to oppose this and why in 1918 for the first time in British History women were given the vote.
2. Civil Rights in the U.S.A. 1945 - 1968 this unit explains how and why black Americans were discriminated against in the 1940s and 50s; the peaceful protests of Martin Luther King; Malcolm X and the use of violence; to what extent civil rights had improved for black Americans by 1968.
3. The USA in Asia 1950 - 1973 this explores the USAs attempts to (as they saw it) defend the human rights of citizens in Asia against Communism. The focus will be on the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (Assessed by Examination)

Future opportunities

The study of History provides an excellent foundation for a wide variety of employment and further education opportunities. It encourages the development of much sought after skills in industry, commerce and the public services. A course in History is particularly recommended for those who wish to enhance their employment and further education prospects but keep as many career options open as possible.

Further information

The study of History at advanced level encourages the further development of a wide variety of skills, including arguing a case, writing a report, handling information, social awareness, decision making, analysis and evaluation, communication, synthesis, problem solving, working with others, improving your learning & performance

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wirral High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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