A level History

History is an exciting and insightful discipline and is taught to inspire a student’s curiosity of the past. We look for students to engage with our independent learning ethos.

Studying history will create an understanding of the value and significance of events in the past and gain a deeper understanding of social, religious, economic and cultural issues.

A variety of learning activities are used with a heavy emphasis on discussions, debates and individual presentations.

Exam/coursework breakdown:

Year 12
Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992 (Y319/01) 1 hour [30 marks] (15%)
The Cold War in Europe 1941–1995 (Y223/01) 2 hours and 30 minutes [80 marks] (40%)

Year 13
England 1485–1558: the Early Tudors (Y106/01) 1 hour and 30 minutes [50 marks] (25%)
Topic based essay (Unit Y100) 3000-4000 word essay [40 marks] (20%) – The topic is up to the student! Y13 are currently doing = ‘To what extent did Hitler rely on coercion to maintain power in Germany after 1933?’

Entry requirements:

C/5 in GCSE History if taken, otherwise evidence of good reading, comprehension and writing skills.

Progression possibilities:

A history qualification is always in demand from employers, in areas such as the Law, Journalism and Management.

History is seen as a ‘facilitating subject’ by the Russell Group Universities and therefore leaves open a wide range of courses to you for study at university.

History combines admirably with almost any other subject, giving academic rigour and credibility to your course, and the opportunity to develop key skills, especially communication, working with others and independent research.

Pathways for learners at a range of levels, helping you shape but not limit your potential future choices in Higher Education and employment."

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