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History A2 GCE A Level at Weatherhead High School

Course description

The History course is designed to give students a good grasp of the most crucial periods of British and European History; those whose legacy will be with us always. Our British History course covers a period when the change that overcame our society was profound; two world wars, the first ever Labour government, the Great Depression and the rise of the Welfare State have left a deep and lasting impression on our national identity and our position in the world. Furthermore, the European section of the course offers an opportunity to build on the knowledge and skills of GCSE History by delving deeper into the most evil and devastating phenomenon that has ever been visited on the world Nazi Germany. There will be a special concentration on Anti-Semitism/the Holocaust at A2.

Course content


Depression, War and Austerity: Britain 1929 - 51

The Development of the Welfare State

Coursework element: Anti-Semitism/the Holocaust

Entry requirements

We ask prospective students to have at least a grdae C in GCSE History. If you are in any doubt as to whether the course is suitable for you, please contact the Head of History.


A2 Level

HY3 - Coursework

HY4 - 1 hr 40 min exam on British History, plus 50 min exam on Nazi Germany.

Future opportunities

A History A Level is very highly regarded by both universities and employers. Politicians, lawyers and company directors are among those who commonly hold History degrees since Historians have an understanding of the contemporary world through their study of how it developed. Historians are valued for their ability to think and write logically and analytically.

Further information

At Weatherhead we have a very highly qualified and experienced team of staff. Our students genuinely enjoy their course and if you already study at Weatherhead, they will be coming to a lesson near you soon to tell you why!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year