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History (AQA) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

We are offering a syllabus that we believe students will find has real relevance in today’s world.

Students will be taught the skills of understanding and analysing sources, recalling and selecting

information, building a logical argument and developing sensitivity towards historical problems.

Students will also be given opportunities to develop their research, presentation and communication skills. This course has a heavy emphasis on literacy and requires students to have good comprehension skills and a willingness to read additional sources.

History A Level is a two year course. There will be no AS examination at the end of year 1.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

A Level: Life in Nazi Germany: 1933-1945

The making of Modern Britain: 1951-2007

A (personal) historical enquiry:

The Tudors 1486-1603

Unit 1 - The Quest for Political Stability:Germany,

1871–1991 - This is a breadth study unit which will enable students to study the unification of Germany as a Sovereign State, its collapse, and the failure of democracy between 1919-1933; the rise of the Nazi Party and Hitler’s subsequent dominance and control of German society and its long term damage on Germany during the second half of the Twentieth Century. The

content is arranged under the following areas:

• The consolidation of Prussian States, and the Unification of Germany under Bismarck 1871

• The development of Germany under autocratic power and its collapse in 1918

• The establishment and failure of the Weimar Republic

• The Nazi consolidation of power, 1933-34

• Nazi propaganda and mass indoctrination

• Nazi Organisations and the co-ordination of German society

• The impact of war on the German people, 1939-1945

• The division of Germany and the effects of World War Two

• The collapse of Communism and the unification of Greater Germany

Unit 2 - The making of Modern Britain: 1951-2007 - This is a depth study which examines the changing nature of Britain after the landmark ending of Clement Atlee’s post-war Labour

government and the return to power of the Conservatives under Winston Churchill. The content is arranged under the following areas:

• The post-war consensus, 1951-1964

• The end of consensus, 1964-1975

• The Thatcher revolution, 1975-1990

• Conservative decline and the triumph of New

Labour, 1990-2007

The Examination

Students are required to sit three examinations:-

A Level:

Unit 1 worth 40% - 2hours 30 minutes (three questions)

Unit 2 worth 40% - 2hours 30 minutes (three questions)

Unit 3 worth 20% - a (personal) historical enquiry – 3500 words


Entry requirements

History GCSE grade 6.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

History is a well-regarded subject and is useful for pupils interested in careers in:

• law

• journalism

• government and political life

• vocational careers such as teaching and social or youth work.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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