History

Why should I study this subject?
History is a fascinating and exciting subject, not only because it encourages the discovery of
secrets from the past, but also because it helps us to understand the world around us today. A-Level History offers both a broad and in depth study of the past, incorporating a spectrum of employability skills such as critical and reflective thinking, communication, analysis and research. The course will allow students to delve more deeply into a wide range of events over a time frame of more than 200 years.

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