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History A Level at Worthing College

Course description

The course looks at some important historical issues in breadth as well as in depth. It helps you to understand how the world has become what it is and place in it. It develops your ability to think critically and reach  conclusions based on evidence. 

Course content

Unit 1: Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964

Part One. Russia 1855-1917:

Tsarist Russia and Communist Russia, 1855-1964, Autocracy, Reform and Revolution, Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II, 1905 Revolution, Industrialisation, 1917 Revolutions, Impact of World War I in Russia.

Part Two. Russia 1917-1964:

The leadership of Lenin and Stalin, 1917-1953, the Soviet Union, Great Purges, Russia's involvement in World War II, the rise and fall of Khrushchev, the condition of the Soviet Union by 1964.

Unit 2: The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007

Part One. Britain 1951-1979:

Post War Boom, living standards and consumerism, socail and cultural change; class, gener, race and youth, Northern Ireland, foreign affairs and decolonisation, the Sixties, Labour and Conservative governments.

Part Two. Britain 1979-2007:

Impact of Thatcherism, protests in Nortern Ireland, Falklands and the Cold War, society and social attidtudes, The balkans, John Major, Tony Blair and New Labour, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Unit 3: From Slavery to Freedom, 1791-1877

Coursework Unit:

3000-3500 words, using primary and secondary sources.

Entry requirements

You need to have a minimum of five GCSE'S at A*-C grade, including a grade C or above in English.


End of course exam testing your ability to assess different historical interpretations in the light of seconday evidence.

You may be assessed for an AS qualification in this course at the end of your first year as a measure of your progress.

Future opportunities

History is an important academic subject and an excellent preparation for higher education. It is particularly useful if you are considering higher education and a career in public service, law, media, education, and indeed, most professions. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worthing College directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2016
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