A Level History
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
Start Date: Sep 2022
Course Overview

History will give you a better understanding of the past, why events happened as they did, and give you a clearer view of today’s society and events. History is not just based on facts – the interpretation of these facts can be just as important and therefore your personal thoughts and opinions are needed.

What will I learn?

As well as developing vital analytical skills through investigation, interpretation and evaluation of evidence, you will develop expertise in historical skills and acquire knowledge and understanding of historical events and issues. You will study a number of different historical periods, all chosen to expand and aid your historical understanding.

These will include Britain 1930-1997, a study of the impact of World War II and the subsequent post-war economic boom and period of affluence. You will also study the impact of different governments: Churchill, Eden, Wilson, and Thatcher, and the international role of Britain throughout these periods. It also included an enquiry on the career and impact of Winston Churchill on Britain. You will also study about African Kingdoms 1400-1800 and explore the four important pre-colonial African empires.. This includes their rise to power, culture, political administration and the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on their societies. In the second year you will study Civil Rights in the USA from 1865-1992. This will focus on the position of African Americans, Native Americans, women and workers. You will investigate their push for greater civil rights and representation through the political, social and economic changes in their lives.

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.

Materials and other information

You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology, and will have access to up-to-date resources.

At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

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