Subject Intent: Why History?

Our History curriculum intends to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. History A-Level will help students gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. These skills are vital for young people as they start to develop a wider awareness of the political world around them.

What will I study?

The Tudors 1485-1603:
  • The first year will focus on Henry VII and Henry VIII
  • The second year will focus on Edward, Mary and Elizabeth
Russian, Revolution and dictatorship 1917-53:
  • The first year will focus on the revolutions of 1917 and Stalin’s rise to power
  • The second year will focus will be Stalin in power and his reign of terror
Both units will cover themes such as social, economic, political, cultural and religious changes in this time frame. Each student is also required to produce an individually researched piece of coursework of 3,500 words.


Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

In History, we engage learners with sources and text written by historians and use these to interpret events from the past. We use quizzes to test student content, whilst prompting students to beat their best score. We promote academic literature which supports student learning, and invite guest speakers who are passionate about their subject.

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Studying History has given me an insight into how the world has changed, and how the events of the past influence the modern day, with the skills I have learnt in this course helping me to develop my ability to analyse sources and other texts.

Sam Wilkinson, Rossington All Saints Academy

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