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History A at Isleworth & Syon School for Boys

Course description

The course balances British and World History, giving a full understanding of the British political system, and examining the origins of the welfare state and the rise of the Labour movement. It focuses in depth on the great changes in the superpowers of the USA and USSR at the start of the Twentieth Century. AS Units: Unit 1- Module 2582: Document Study on Britain in the new Century. Unit 2- Module 2584: English History - Liberals and Labour. Unit 3- Module 2586: European and World History -Russia 1894-1917. All exams are sat consecutively and last a total of 2h 30mins. A2 Units: Unit 4 - Module 2589: Historical Investigation on Roosevelt's America. Unit 5 - Module 2591: Themes in History - Poor Law to Welfare State 1834-1948. Unit 6 - Module 2592: Independent investigation (Coursework) This is an essay of c.2500 words, worth 15% of the final mark. How you will be assessed: Exams are sat separately and last a total of three hours. Why take this subject: Studying history trains students to think and write clearly, to organize and interpret evidence, and to confront complex issues in informed and insightful ways. These skills build the confidence and versatility that our rapidly changing employment market rewards, and equip students for university courses in law, medicine, education, and business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isleworth & Syon School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years