There is abundant evidence that History is of enormous importance in that it is central to any concept of citizenship. It fosters the spirit of independent thinking and inquiry that is essential to any society. All national cultures are deeply rooted in perceptions of history and thus the study of History enables students to have an understanding of the world in which we live.
This course is taught as a full A Level across two years. Units that are studied in Year 12 are: (Paper 1) Britain, 1625-1701, covering the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution, (Paper 2) Russia in Revolution, 1894-1924, covering the reign and fall of Nicolas II to the Bolshevik seizure and consolidation of power. In Year 13 students will study: (Paper 3) Civil Rights in the United States 1850-2009, from emancipation to the election of Barack Obama and (Paper 4) the compulsory coursework unit concerning responsibility for the Holocaust.
Grade 6 or above in GCSE History. For students that did not study History at GCSE; six GCSE passes at grade 6 including English Literature.