As part of this course, students will undertake a Breadth
Study, Depth Study and complete a coursework essay.
The Breadth Study explores Tsarist and Communist Russia
between 1855-1964, covering trying to preserve autocracy,
the collapse of autocracy, the emergence of Communist
dictatorship and the Stalinist dictatorship and reaction.
The Depth Study explores The Making of Modern Britain
during the period 1951-2007 specifically the Affluent
Society, the Sixties, the end of Post-War consensus, the
impact of Thatcherism, towards a new Consensus and the
era of New Labour.
Coursework will be completed throughout the two years
looking at Britain and India between1757-1857, including
the founding of the East India Company, increasing
interventions in Indian affairs, the Indian Mutiny and
interpretations of British influence in India.
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics
Grade 4 in History (if studied) AND Grade 5 in English Language OR Literature
This History course could lead to a university degree, either straight History or as a combined course (e.g. with Politics or Economics). It also is useful for careers in Law, Politics, Journalism, Teaching, Museum and Archive work, Local and National Government, Librarianship and Industrial Management and is widely respected and valued by many employers.