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*History A Level at President Kennedy School

Course description

History is a very challenging subject and a very popular one at the school. Excellent results are achieved by the Department and expert guidance is given. The subject will not only help to enhance knowledge and understanding but will help you form opinions and justify them according to factual evidence. You will be encouraged to expand your reading, contribute in class, keep structured notes and develop a fluent written style. Unit 4 is based on coursework assignment with students having a choice of specialist research topics. All students will follow options which tackle intriguing developments in modern history. Coherence is ensured through the theme of “Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the 20th Century”

Course content



Unit 1 – Britain Transformed 1918-97

Unit 2 – The USA c.1920-55 Boom, Bust and Recovery

Unit 3 – Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain c1780-1928

Unit 4 – Coursework; You have a free choice of topic, as all the content requirements are met in the examined papers. It could be something linked to Paper 1, Paper 2 or Paper 3 or even an individual choice targeting your favourite historical period.

Entry requirements

Standard minimum entry requirement including Grade C in History or English


Paper 1; Exam 2 hours 15 mins (30%)

Paper 2; Exam 1 hour 30 mins (20%)

Paper 3; Exam 2 hours 15 mins (30%) Coursework ; (20%)

Future opportunities

There are numerous options for progression degree level and beyond. Popular choices include Law, journalism; accountancy; civil service; business, research; archaeology; criminology , education, banking, psychology and social work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 60146771