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History at Carlton le Willows Academy

Course description

The aim of this specification is to allow students to:  develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the past,  develop critical thinking skills in an historical context,  analyse and evaluate evidence to form coherent arguments and  to communicate these effectively. These skills that can be transferred into higher study of this subject or beyond into the world of politics, law or business. At AS level there are 2 units. Unit F981: Historical Explanation is the British unit; Tudor Finale: The Reign of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Here you will study the religious and economic turmoil of the 16th century which would lead to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, War with the Spanish, a Church of England and Shakespeare amongst other things. Unit F984: Historical Evidence is the Non-British unit; Race and American Society, 1865-1970’s. This will look at the change and development of the civil rights movement in America using sources as evidence. The role of the KKK, Congress as well as influential leaders such as Marcus Garvey and Martin Luther King will all be assessed. At A2 there are two units. Unit F986: Historical Controversies; Debates about the Holocaust. This will look at why there have been different interpretations of the past examining: the different methodologies; different types of evidence used and how historians have been influenced by the political, social and economic climate of the times. This very controversial subject will focus on; who was to blame for the Holocaust? Did the German people know about it? Was it planned from the start? As well as the recent growth of Holocaust deniers should stimulate lots of healthy debate. Unit F987: Historical Significance; Personal Study Students propose, research and produce a personal study of 3,000 words and a research diary of 1,000 words. This should focus on the significance of an historical event, individual or site. They are allowed freedom of choice to fuel their personal passions in history but will be guided along the way.

Entry requirements

B grade in History or B grade in English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carlton le Willows Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years