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History A Level (Linear) at Gillingham School

Course description

At A Level students focus on 4 units. The first is a study of Russia from the years of the Tsar to Stalin's dictatorship. This is followed by a British Depth Study: ‘The experiences of Warfare in Britain, Crimea, Boer and the First World War 1854-1929’.

In Year 13 students continue their studies with a specialist study of Germany: ‘Kaiser to Fuhrer’ and lastly a coursework programme on the controversial and emotive topic of ‘Crime and Punishment 1830-1965’. This will allow students the opportunity to access the significance of important events such as the hunt for Jack the Ripper and the setting up of the CID and the Special Investigation Branch; investigate famous trials such as those of Oscar Wilde and Ruth Ellis (the last woman to be executed in Britain), and discuss and evaluate changing attitudes towards prisons.

The History Department actively encourages visits to sites of historic interest and to complement these studies the department currently runs a battlefield tour of Belgium and is exploring the possibilities of a visit to Moscow or St Petersburg.

Entry requirements

C grade in GCSE History and English Language

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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