A-Level History is not only a fascinating and thought provoking subject, but a challenging course that greatly develops the key skills that employers are looking for.

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What will I learn?

The Origins of Modern Europe: Monarchy, Conflict and Religion in Tudor England. The Tudors 1485 – 1603: a broad sweep through the problems of this despotic royal family.

Democracy & Nazism: Germany 1918-1945. An in-depth study of the rise of the Nazis under the Weimar Republic and the establishment of a totalitarian dictatorship.

As part of your A-level History course you will complete an independently researched and written historical investigation centered on any 100-year time period of your of choosing.

How is it assessed?

History A-level is assessed through a combination of two written exams and an extended piece of independent writing ‘Non-Exam Assessment’ exploring an area of personal historical interest. The two written exams are taken at the end of the two-year course, they last 2 hours 30 minutes each and are worth 80% of the A-level marks in total.

Next steps

You will develop both your historical knowledge and also your skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation through engagement with class resources and also a wide range of primary and secondary source material. As you attempt to make sense of the past, you will develop a strong set of skills that will equip you for your future,

History is an essential A-level for students interested in studying law at university, considering a career in politics or the civil service or just a thirst for understanding the past that shaped the world in which we live!