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History, A Level
What will I do on this course?
This course gives you the opportunity to study aspects of early modern, British modern and American modern history. Units include ‘Britain transformed’, focusing on the change in politics, the welfare state and the impact of Thatcher’s governments; ‘The USA 1920- 55’, focusing on the economic boom and crash, and subsequent impact of WW2; and ‘the witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America’, focusing on witchcraft 1580-1750.
You will also get the opportunity to go on our class trip to Poland to enhance your knowledge of the Holocaust for your coursework.
How will I be assessed?
Exams (80%) and coursework (20%).
What could I do after this course?
You could apply to study history or a related subject at university - for example English and politics.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
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