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Grade 2017 2016
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A 7 1
B 15 11
C 3 12
D 2 0
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HistoryAS LevelA2 Level

British Political History and European History is a study of the colourful characters of the 19th and 20th centuries. You will be taught using a wide variety of resources, from film, the internet, support pages and course reading. The study of the past is crucial for understanding the present, and therefore develops in students a greater awareness of the world in which they live.

The course is also important for the skills that it develops, such as the ability to communicate a powerful and effective argument. The ability to analyse and evaluate sources of information and then use that information to form judgements about the past.

Course Content

Unit 1

Britain 1930-1997 - A study of British Prime Ministers and governments starting at Winston Churchill, running through key events in 20th century British History and ending with the Labour victory in 1997 under Tony Blair. The is split between a depth study on Churchill, analysing him actions and opinions both in and out of power, and post-war British political History, covering events such as the formation of the EEC, the rise and fall of Trade Unions and Britain’s place in the Cold War. (1.5 hour exam)

Unit 2

Italian Unification 1789-1896 - Unification of Italy in 1870, evaluation and consideration of factors to establish how this suprise event occurred. (1.5hr exam)

Key Facts

  • Course Level AS/A2 Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 70% Coursework 30%
  • Assessor OCR
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 4-9. 6+ in History GCSE
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment