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History - AS and A2 at Marine Academy

Course description

In Year 12 we look at the development of Britain from the
time of rugged individualism of Victoria and trace change
towards the creation of a more inclusive Welfare State.
Part of the focus is the changing nature of British society
in terms of location and occupation and what that meant
for relationships between a variety of people. Alongside
this students deepen their understanding of the key
phenomenon of the 20th Century, Nazi Germany, and
examine the consequences for Germany of the Second
World War and its aftermath - the Cold War.
Students complete their work on Britain’s Welfare State
in coursework in Year 13. We examine two questions
about the major causes of change and the significance
of the Liberals in 1906. These provide some context to
our modern Welfare State and present debates on further
change. The last module ties some of the various themes
together. An examination of USA from 1917 to 1953
looks at the response of US governments to the boom
of the 1920s, the bust of the 1930s and the growth of
government in response to Depression and War.
Teaching approaches tend to be as creative as possible
- including guided research of sections of the syllabus,
creating visual records of events and approaches and even
making a DVD.

Entry requirements

Five GSCEs at grade A* - C including English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Marine Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years