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. A 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 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 will also be required to produce an individually researched piece of coursework of around 3,500 – 4,000 words.

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here