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History A Level at Withernsea High School Specialising In Humanities

Course description

Year 12 (Lower Sixth) Lessons

Year 12 focusses on two exams taken at the end of the year. Topics covered include A World Divided; Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century; Stalin’s Russia and Civil Rights in the USA for unit 1, along with Change in 19th and 20th Century; Britain The Experience of Warfare in Britain; Crimea, Boer and the First World War, 1854-1929.


Year 13 (Upper Sixth) Lessons

The examined unit in Year 13 is The United States, 1917-54: Boom, Bust and Recovery. Throughout the year, students will also work on a source based coursework unit on the Changing Role of Women 1850-1950.


Students complete regular exam-style assessments at Key Stage 5. These will be assessed with strengths and ways forward agreed with students.

Future opportunities

History at A level is a challenging and interesting subject which is regarded highly academically by both employers and universities. Former students have pursued a wide range of different courses and careers.

With a qualification in History, you can go on to work in a great variety of jobs in law, business and administration, the police, the armed forces, journalism and the media, leisure and tourism (as well as more 'obvious' History-related careers like teaching or working in museums or libraries).

History goes well with other arts and social science subjects like Politics, English, Geography or Religious Studies. History is also one of the most popular choices of scientists looking to add a little breadth to their Sixth Form programme through their fourth AS.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Withernsea High School Specialising In Humanities directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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