A Level History requires students to study three units over two years; these are categorised into a breadth study, a depth study and a Historical Investigation. These enable the students to experience an interesting range of historical periods and their controversies in detail.
The overriding theme for the examined course is the creation, destruction and survival of the state. This is explored through two different periods of time: Revolutionary France and The Tudors, 1485-1603.
The third unit is a Historical Investigation; a non-examined essay based coursework unit where students have the opportunity to pick the titles of the essays based on the topic of ‘Women’. Students are able to select their own l 00 year time frame to analyse the role of women within society and key events that may have affected their lives.
Our students not only gain a prestigious A Level qualification on completion of the course, they also acquire sophisticated analytical, verbal and written skills which will help them to succeed at university and beyond.
Unit 1: France in Revolution, 1774–1815
- Internal development of the revolution
- Political, social and economic impact
- Importance of key individuals
- Causes and results of revolutionary activity
Unit 2: The Tudors 1485-1603
- Understanding of change and continuity
- Key figures
- Relationship between the people and the state
- Intellectual and religious ideas
- The Tudors restoring and developing the powers of monarchy
Unit 3: Historical Enquiry
Students are required to submit a 3000-3500 work Historical Investigation based on an issue of their choice. The historical issue is set against a backdrop of l 00 years and is centred on the roles of women.
Students should have an A* - B at GCSE History and/or A* - B in Humanities or English GCSE