History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The A Level history course has been designed to create a deepened historical knowledge and understanding by promoting a lifelong enjoyment of the subject. The course will enable you to develop important skills including, critically evaluating evidence, researching and using historical documents, producing reasoned and thoughtful arguments, presentation and interpersonal skills. You will study the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time and will study the past through political, economic and cultural perspectives. 


The A Level is made up of two units a Depth study and a Breadth study. Both contain source work as well as extended writing tasks and are equally weighted, each worth 40% of the total marks. The third unit is an Historical Investigation worth 20% of the total marks.

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1. Tudor England, 1485 - 1603. This is the study of significant historical developments over a period of 100 years. This breadth option allows students to study issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period and will explore the reigns of all Tudor monarchs. This section is linked to historical interpretations.

Section A. One question linked to historical sources (30 marks)

Section B. Two essays from a choice of three (2 x 25 marks)

Unit 2. Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918 - 45. This is the study of an in-depth historical change or development, you will be expected to use primary sources provided by the exam board for Part A. This option provides for the study of a period of major change in German history, which saw the disintegration of democracy and the rise of Nazism. It also requires students to consider the multi-faceted reasons for the failure of democracy in Germany and how political parties were able to exploit social tensions across the country.

Section A. One compulsory two part exam question linked to primary sources or sources from the contemporary period (30 marks).

Section B. Two essays from a choice of three (2 x 25 marks).

Unit 3. Historical Investigation. This is a study of Tsarist Russia and covers a 100 year period. It will be between 3000-3500 words and moderated by AQA.

Entry requirements

A Grade 6 or above in GCSE History is required.

Your next steps...

History is an academic subject that is well respected in a variety of courses in Higher Education as well as in a vast range of careers.