Ever wonder what factors shaped the world we live in today?
History is a subject for the curious.
What factors have shaped the world we live in today? How is the present affected by the past?
A Level history is a subject for the curious – for those who want to find explanations for the way the world is. We are all strongly influenced by our understanding of what has happened in the past. The variety of places, people, thoughts, actions and events you will encounter is enormous. Why would the British people be prepared to execute their own king in 1649? How was it possible for around six million innocent people to lose their lives during WW2? Why were African-Americans persecuted and treated like second class citizens in their own country? To answer these and many other questions, A Level History requires you to think, enjoy and argue!
80% written examination and 20 % coursework.
- Royal Authority and the Angevin Kings, 1154–1216 (2 hours 30 minutes – 40% of A-level)
The reigns of Henry II’s and his two sons Richard I King John, 1199–1214 was a time of turbulence and transformation in British history. This depth study tackles concepts of authority, dynastic ambition and rebellion in the time of castle building, jousting, chivalry, crusades and the myth of Robin Hood.
- Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964 (2 hours 30 minutes – 40% of A-level)
This breadth study investigates the dramatic transformation for power, politics and people from the rule of Tsars to the Communist revolution through the Second World War and the challenges of Stalinism until one of the key crisis points of the Cold War when the world was nearly brought to the point of self-destruction.
- Civil Rights in the USA 1863–1968 (3,500 word coursework – 20% of A-level)
The final challenge in A Level History is to research and argumentatively investigate a century long struggle by African-Americans to gain equal treatment and respect in their determined challenge against racial discrimination in the wealthiest nation of the twentieth century.
You will need to have at least 5 GCSEs including:
- 1 GCSE English Language grade B / grade 6 (or above) (a high grade 5 may be considered);
- 1 GCSE Mathematics grade C / grade 4 (or above);
- 3 other GCSEs at grade C / grade 4 (or above).
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