History A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 601/4973/5
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Unit 1 = Tudor England, 1485-1603

Key Themes:

• Monarchical power

• Dynastic relations

• War and Foreign Policy

• Religious Divisions

• Social Changes

• Monarchs – Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I

Unit 2 = The American Dream, 1945-1980

Key Themes:

• Challenges at home and abroad

• Civil Rights

• Vietnam/Korean War

• Social Divisions

• Key People in the American Presidency

Unit 3 = Non-Examined Assessment – a 4,500-word independent coursework essay on a topic of your choice


Unit 1 The Tudors: England, 1485-1603 How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the powers of the monarchy? How successful was foreign and domestic policy and how effective was England governed during this period? Key Focuses: Henry VII’s victory as the first Tudor, Henry VIII’s crisis in religion, Edward VI—the boy king, Bloody Mary?, and the triumph of Elizabeth I.

Unit 2 The American Dream: reality and illusion, 1945 – 1980 What challenges were faced by the USA at home and abroad as it emerged from the Second World War as a Superpower? Was the ‘American dream’ shared by all? Explore concepts such as American identity at home and abroad, anti-communism, social equality, ethnic identities and federal versus states’ rights.

Unit 3 Historical Investigation This module allows students to select a topic of their choice. Through mentoring and support lessons, students will independently research and investigate their chosen theme Use of primary and secondary source material to produce a 3,000 word investigation

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1 = 40% of A Level | 1 x 2hr 30mins examination (yr. 13)

Unit 2 = 40% of A Level | 1 x 2hr 30mins examination (yr. 13)

Unit 3 = 20% of A Level | 1 x 3,500 word essay (internally assessed)

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 4 at GCSE History/ English

Your next steps...


History shows an employer or university that you have key literacy skills, can study independently and can analyse arguments and create your own judgements.

History offers many exciting routes for future career paths including: journalism, education, law, TV/Film researcher, archivist, public and civil service.