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AS/A2 History at Sandringham School

Course description

Course Aims:

This course aims to equip students with an in-depth knowledge of the key historical events and developments which have shaped Anglo-American society since the First World War.

Through a combination of breadth studies (examining change over an extended period of time) and depth studies (examining individuals and events in detail) our students will develop an unrivalled understanding of the political, social, and economic developments of the last one hundred years.

Furthermore, A Level History will develop the skills and expertise that will be extremely beneficial to their future study or employment.


Course Structure:

A Level History at Sandringham is unashamedly modern: we believe it is vital for our students, as citizens of an ever-changing world, to be able to interpret the world in light of its recent historical context. The course is distinctly political in nature and offers our students the chance to become true subject experts in modern Anglo-American history.


Unit 1:

A study in breadth – Britain Transformed: 1918-1997

A study in depth – Interpretations of Thatcher

Unit 2:

A study in depth – The USA 1955-1992: Conformity and challenge

American Civil Rights and US political history


Unit 3:

Protest, agitations, and parliamentary reform in Britain: 1780 – 1928

Unit 4:

Controlled Assessment: A study in depth which will investigate different historical perspectives on a given controversial issue. Students will study how different societies and historians, and the media have interpreted significant events and individuals.


Entry requirements

B at GCSE History

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years