Students who want to explore the depths
of the world around them will enjoy taking A-Level History. Our modules provide students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Tudor Britain. The Tudor monarchs constituted the most significant dynasty in English history, fundamental to the shaping of our church, parliament, civil service, intelligence agencies and culture. Furthermore, a study of Weimar and Nazi Germany allows students to critically analyse how Germany’s experiment with democracy for the first time in Weimar, Germany gave way to a dictatorial Nazi regime. It explores concepts such as democracy, ideology, class, anti-Semitism and a reflection on the problems of democratic states.
There will be a coursework component worth 20% of the A level, which will involve an independently researched Historical Enquiry of 4,000 words.
Six grade 5s (or equivalent), including at least grade 5 in Maths and English Language or Literature.
At least a 5 in the relevant subject if taken.
5 in English Language is recommended.
A Level History is highly respected as being academically rigorous and has a high status in the marketplace. Careers such as Law, Journalism, Business Management, Marketing and Teaching are open to students with a History qualification. All of these career paths require the communication and critical thinking skills that History helps to develop.