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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.
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