Key Stage 5

HISTORY
EDEXCEL 8H10 and 9H10     

THE AS and A LEVEL PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

 

AS LEVEL

Breadth study with interpretations

Route F: In search of the American Dream, the USA 1917-96

Topics:  America entering WW1; the Roaring Twenties; Wall Street Crash; the quest for Civil Rights (Martin Luther King); the Cold War; WW2; role of the Presidents (FDR, JFK, Nixon and Reagan); changes in society (role of sportsmen, movie stars, music, celebrity)

Depth Study

  • Route F: South Africa; 1948-94. From Apartheid State to Rainbow Nation
  • A study in depth of South Africa during its transition from white minority rule to the free elections of 1994, a long, and at times, dramatic process in which South Africa changed from an apartheid state into a multi-racial democracy. The role of Nelson Mandela and the ANC is explored as well as life under an apartheid regime.

 

A LEVEL

The choice of topics will include:

  • Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759–1928: forging a new society
  • Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939
  • OR
  • Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763–1914
  • The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918 
  • Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780–1928 
  • Ireland and the Union, c1774–1923

The coursework is a question fully devised by the student, with consultation with their teacher. Most students will chose a topic studied within the specification;  they can select any topic they have an interest in.