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A-Level

History – modern

Modern history covers the period from the eighteenth century to the present.

Exam Board

OCR

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 6 in either English language, English literature or history.

Assessment

  • 80% Exams
  • 20% Coursework
An introduction to History - modern Presentation About this course

What is modern history?

Modern history covers the period from the eighteenth century to the present.

 

What will I study?

The modern history course is divided into four units, the first unit covers the history of Britain from 1900–1951. Unit two looks into the course of the American Revolution from 1740–1796. Unit three covers Russia and its rulers from 1855–1964. The final unit is an independent research essay from a selection of titles offered to you.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Students attend lectures by academic historians
  • Students have visited St Petersburg and Moscow in past years
  • Visit to the People’s History Museum in Manchester

 

What can it lead to?

History is a course highly regarded by universities and is a recognised route into a wide range of careers.

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