AS History will build on your GCSE studies, further developing your source skills and writing skills.
Is History for me?
History will appeal to you if you:
Have an enquiring mind, enjoy investigation and like to make up your own mind.
Want to develop your analytical skills.
Enjoy studying people as individuals and as members of society.
Have an interest in how the modern world has developed.
What will I study at AS?
Events that have shaped the 21st century including:
- USA and the Black Civil Rights movements of the 1960s and 70s.
- Communist China.
- The changing position of women in 20th century Britain.
These topics will be assessed by examination.
What will I study at A2?
The United States: Boom, Bust and Recovery, 1917-1954. This part of the A2 will be assessed by examination.
The Making of Modern Russia, 1856-1964. This part of the A2 will be assessed by a coursework assignment.