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History A Level at Ponteland Community High School

Course description


Anyone who has:

An interest in people and what they have done in the past

A desire to become an independent thinker, to be open - minded, well organised, good at problem solving and to be able to pick out the important from the trivial – in other words to develop the skills which employers and universities are looking for in students applying for a vast range of courses and jobs

Course content

AS Level :

Component One - Breadth Study

1C The Tudors: England, 1485 – 1603 . Part one: consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty: England, 1485 – 1547

Henry VII, 1485 – 1509

Henry VIII, 1509 – 1547

AS Level Component Two - Depth Study

2O Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918 – 1945 Part one: the Weimar Republic, 1918 – 1933

The Establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918 – 1924 

The 'Golden Age' of the Weimar Republic, 1924 – 1928

The Collapse of Democracy, 1928 – 1933

A Level : England: turmoil and triumph, 1547 – 1603

Instability and consolidation: 'the Mid - Tudor Crisis', 1547 – 1563 (A - level only)

The triumph of Elizabeth, 1563 – 1603

Part two: Nazi Germany, 1933 – 1945

The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933 – 1939

The Racial State, 1933 – 1941 

The impact of War, 1939 – 1945 Component Three - Historical Investigation - Civil Rights in the USA (A Level Only)

A personal study based on a topic of student's choice. However, Civil Rights in the USA will be the recommended topic. This should take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years. It must not duplicate the content of options chosen for Components One and Two.

Entry requirements

C in History or B in English



Student presentations

Summary tests

Practice questions and practice papers

Mock exams

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ponteland Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016

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