The lessons we learn from the past are invaluable and a good foundation for any future is the understanding of what happened in our past. You will study a breadth of periods and themes, alongside developing your transferable skills. This course takes you through over 250 years’ worth of humanity, with that depth of knowledge you are sure to put your distinct mark on history.

Unit 1: Britain, 1625-1701 Conflict, revolution and settlement

This is one of the most turbulent eras of Britain’s past. In this unit you will examine the execution of Charles I and the rule of Oliver Cromwell as England became a republic; religious upheaval and social change that would mark Britain’s History forever.

Unit 2: Russia in Revolution, 1894-1924

In this unit, you will discover how the largest country in the world was transformed through three revolutions. The execution of a whole royal family, Rasputin and the making of a communist country, makes this a captivating unit.

Unit 3: Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA 1850-2009

From the onset of the Civil War to the inauguration of Barack Obama, in this unit you will study the long struggle to equality. This course will help you understand the journey of race relations between black and white Americans, we will be looking at not just civil rights but other social changes and asking has true equality been achieved?

Unit 4: Coursework – What role did MLK play in the Civil Rights Movement?

Martin Luther King is regarded as being the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement. In this unit you will explore the extent to which this is true? Look at how he has divided the opinions of Historians and decide on where you stand.

for 2018/19 entry

  • Experienced teaching staff with subject specialist knowledge, some are chief external examiners
  • Only college outside London to work with Arts Emergency - a charity proving students with access to Arts and Humanities professionals
  • Specialist conferences with leading Historians
  • Regular visits by politicians
  • Visiting Alumni talks
  • Webinars with universities across the country

Course Key Details

Course Type : A-Level
Exam Board : Edexcel
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 80% exam 20% non-examined assessment

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