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History at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

What will you be learning? Through this course you will be learning to engage with an issue, exploring it in its historical context; argue a case; call on a range of information; analyse previously unseen material; evaluate evidence which points in different directions; reach fully substantiated conclusions. What will I study? Unit One: A World Divided: Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century. The two topics studied are: Pursuing Life and Liberty: Equality in the USA, 1945-68, Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA, 1968-2001 Unit Two: Britain in the Later 20th Century: Responding to Change The topic studied is: Mass Media, Popular Culture and Social Change in Britain Since 1945

Course content

Apart from the transferable skills that History gives us, it is important to study History because: History is a fascinating subject! History is not just about the past. It plays a vital role in helping us to understand the present: who we are and where we have come from, the people we meet, the world and societies in which we live, the way people behave, and where we are all going History contributes to understanding between different cultures and people

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C GCSE grades including a C in English Language.


AS Students will study 2 components and A2 students 3 components

Assessment is by exams only, there is no coursework in the first yea

AS candidates will take two exams at the end of the year.

A2 candidates will take three exams unit and one coursework at the end of two years.

Future opportunities

Obviously, with a History A-Level, students can go on to study the subject at university level. However, there a huge number of transferable skills which a students will be able to develop through the study of History, especially: communication skills (both written and verbal), the ability to critically evaluate evidence in a variety of forms, and the ability to critically evaluate arguments and interpretations. It is therefore very highly regarded by employers and will equip students for a massive variety of different occupations, such as teaching, law and working in the Civil Service.

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: 21 October 2015
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