History

A Level

This course is for you if...

...you enjoy academic study, the past and current affairs so a keen interest in national and world events.   

History complements most other academic A Level subjects, particularly Law and Government & Politics.

What topics will I study? 

History is concerned with reconstructing and explaining the events and personalities of the past. It is a discussion between present and past.

The course has four major areas of study:

  • Year 1: The Tudors: England 1485 - 1547 -this module looks at the consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty under the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII
  • Year 1: Weimar Germany 1918-1933 - this module looks at the establishment of the Weimar Republic following the ‘defeat’ of World War One, the crisis, the Golden Years and the collapse into dictatorship
  • Year 2: The Tudors: England, Turmoil and Triumph 1547 - 1603 - this module looks at the ‘Mid-Tudor Crisis’ during the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I through the glittering triumph of Elizabeth I
  • Year 2: Nazi Germany 1933-1945 - this module investigates the rise of Hitler, the Nazi Dictatorship and the impact of war 1939-1945

The second year also has an area of study with course involved:

  • Year 2: Historical Investigation - this requires the student to research historical issues through the completion of coursework. Currently this is on the American dream with an investigation into civil rights in America between the 1860s and the 1960s.

What can I do after this course?

History is an excellent choice for students considering a wide range of careers. It is highly regarded in professional workplaces where employees are required to be literate, able to consider evidence and make analytical judgements.

Successful students have been accepted to study History at top universities and former student Chantel Le Carpentier won the National Award of Labour Student of the Year.


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