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History at Herschel Grammar School

Course description

You will look at how modern Britain was formed, and issues such as the relationship between Britain and the US, the setting up of a Welfare State, and the impact of immigration on Britain. In other words what made us who we are today. You will discuss the issues that could have led to World War 3, study the Korean War in depth, and ask why America got dragged into an unwinnable war in Vietnam. Finally you will study the policies and personalities of some of America’s most famous Presidents at the end of the 20th Century.

If these and similar issues interest you, and you enjoy debate, discussion, analysing videos and ICT-based work (as well as writing mini-essays and essays, of course), then AS History is for you! Remember: A Level History is an excellent passport to degrees in Law, Business, Management, Finance, and lots of others!

Entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements for the Herschel Consortium, you will need at least a Grade B in History if taken. Strong candidates who have not studied GCSE History may be considered for the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herschel Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years