Learning history helps you to understand the present
by teaching you about the past. You will learn in
depth about Tudor England and Nazi Germany,
developing a number of important skills as you do
so including: essay-writing, source analysis, research,
critical thinking and evaluation.
The Tudors: England, 1485–1603
Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945.
will also complete an in-depth historical investigation
on a subject of your choosing.
Breadth study (exam, 2h 30m, 40%)
Depth study (exam, 2h 30m, 40%)
Component 3: Historical investigation (coursework, 3500-4500
Grade 6 in GCSE History (or Grade 6 in English
Language if not studied at GCSE)
Successful history students will enjoy History and
have performed well in it at GCSE. You will need
to be good at expressing ideas in a clear and
coherent manner, able to understand and interpret
information from a variety of sources, present
evidence for multiple sides of an argument and
reach clear and well-reasoned conclusions.
History and Archaeology specifically, but an A-level
in History will help you be accepted on to almost
any degree course!
Historian, teacher, doctor, law, management,
business. History is valued by a huge range of other