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A Level History

A Level History


History at A-Level consists of four units; two are studied per year.

One of the units taken in Year 13 is a coursework unit. Over the past years students have participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust's 'Lessons From Auschwitz' Project, which involves a visit to Poland. There are also regular opportunities to attend masterclasses.


From Lenin to Yeltsin 1917 – 1991

Pupils track the development of the Soviet Union in terms of its leaders, economy, and social developments.

Mao’s China 1949 – 1976

Pupils will investigate and evaluate his leadership and policies especially investigating the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution


Britain under Margaret Thatcher 1979-1990

Students will write two 2,000 word essays, one of which is based on historians; interpretation of Mrs Thatcher and one of which is a personal investigation of students' own choosing.

Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964

Students will draw comparisons between the Tsars and commissars and explain whether there was any meaningful change in how the government treated the people, changed the economy and fought wars.

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A Level History