- Top of the league tables for A Level Grades
- Over two decades of outstanding results
- 21/21 Years top of the league tables
- Highest A level grades of any Manchester College
In this unit we look at how the US responded to a series of challenges both from outside and within the USA, ranging from the First World War to the rise of the KKK, from the Great Depression to Pearl Harbor. We will look at the role of individual presidents, the factors working for and against change, and how policies and governments had to change to meet the various crises.
The department offers a wide range of enrichment activities with regular visits to 6th form conferences in Manchester, Liverpool and London on topics such as the New Deal, where students hear speakers from a range of universities. We work with other departments in the College, for example, English staff give talks on American literature to students studying the 1920s in the USA. We take part in other activities such as a Model United Nations where our students represented South Africa and Sri Lanka and essay competitions where we have had successful entries such as in the British Association of American Studies Schools’ Essay Prize.