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AS/A2 History at Charter Academy

Course description

AS course content (Year 12)
Unit 1: Option C: The British Empire: Colonisation and Decolonisation
C2 Relations With the American Colonies and the War of Independence, c1740-89
C3 The Slave Trade, Slavery and the Anti-Slavery Campaigns, c1760-1833
Unit 2: Option B: British Political History in the 19th Century
B2 Poverty, Public Health and the Growth of Government in Britain, 1830-75
Unit 1 looks at the issues of power, influence and control in society, including politics, values and beliefs,
which are conceptually linked to the themes specified in Unit 2. These themes, in conjunction with their
British history studies, will allow students to reflect upon the operation of power and the forces for change
in power relationships in different societies.
In Unit 2, students will study British history in some depth. Grounded in an exploration of source material in
its historical context, this unit enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the attitudes, be-
liefs and structures of the societies they explore. In working with selected sources, students will be required
to demonstrate evidence skills which enable them to make reasoned and supported judgements and to
address a historical view or claim.

A2 course content (Year 13)
Unit 3: Option C: The United States: Challenged and Transformed
Topic C1: The United States, 1820-77: A Disunited Nation?
Unit 4: CW38: The Making of Modern Russia, 1856-1964
In Unit 3, students undertake a study in some depth and at a more demanding level than that which is
required in Unit 2. Students gain a firm understanding of both the selected chronology and the key issues,
problems and debates associated with the selected topic. The indepth study enables students to explore the
nature of challenges and conflict, both within the period and relating to the societies and/or political
systems studied.
In Unit 4, students will address key aspects of a chosen theme over a period of at least 100 years in order
to develop their understanding of the process of change over a long period of time. They will investigate
issues relating to the long- and short-term causes and consequences of change and will demonstrate an
understanding of the factors that may accelerate, consolidate or delay the process of change.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE Grade B in History and English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years