College entry. You do not need to have studied History at GCSE. However, if you have studied GCSE History we would expect you to have obtained at least a grade 4, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
Exam Board = AQA
Unit 1J British Empire 1857-1967
Unit 2R Cold War 1945-1991
NEA 3 Anti-Semitism in Germany 1789-1881
Studying History gives you the opportunity to gain an understanding of how the modern world came to be. Through your studies of the British Empire you will examine how Britain shaped other nations through war, economic and cultural actions. This will include an analysis of India, Africa and the Middle East and the impact of the First and Second World War on British rule. This topic will also allow you to see how our own society came to be altered, studying attitudes on race and nationalism, leaving a legacy of how we perceive the world and how we expect other nations to treat us.
Your studies of the Cold War (1945-1991) will examine the history of superpower conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union which created new nations and a legacy which effects the world to this day. You will study the actions of political figures such as President Kennedy and Soviet leader Stalin in shaping their nations foreign policy. You will also learn about conflict in places such as Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan, which continue to have an impact today. We will also focus on espionage, the arms and space race and crises which very nearly ended the world, such as that in Cuba in 1962.
Our coursework unit focuses on anti-Semitism in Germany, where you will independently study the roots of anti-Semitism and why this hatred developed.
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
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