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A-Level History (OCR) at Westminster Kingsway College

Course description

New specification for September
AS History (OCR)
King’s Cross Centre
1 year – Year 1
Level 3
What will I study?
The first year programme consists of two modules:
• Britain from 1783-1853 during an ‘Age of Revolution’: examining the protests, reactions and reforms in this period including a focus on the role of Peel as Prime Minister.
• Germany from 1919–1963: examining the nature of change in German political and social life making the transition from democracy to dictatorship and eventually division into 2 states.
If you wish to study History for one year only then this course can be examined at the end of the first year.
A2 History (OCR)
King’s Cross Centre
1 year – Year 2
Level 3
What will I study?
During the second year of A Level History, you will undertake an independent investigation, which is an extended essay on any topic of your own choice.
The second part is a unit on Civil Rights in the USA from 1865 to 1992. For this unit which leads to an exam at the end, you will study African Americans, Native Americans, Trade Unions and women examining how progress was made during this time period. There is a special focus on Black Power and on civil rights during the ‘gilded age’.

Entry requirements

General A-Level entry requirements - Three GCSEs at grade B or above plus two further GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). At least four GCSEs must have been assessed through examination, including English Language and Maths.
What are the additional entry requirements for this course?
Grade C in GCSE English Language and a grade C in a Humanities subject at GCSE. An interest in History and Politics is desirable.
For entry to the second year of the A-Level, you will need:
AS History at grade D or above, the entry requirements for the AS course and a good reference or recommendation from your Tutor.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westminster Kingsway College directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2017
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