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Students who want to explore the depths of the world around them will enjoy taking A Level History. Our modules provide students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Tudor Britain. The Tudor monarchs constituted the most important and significant dynasty in English history, fundamental not only to the story of our national identity, but also to the shaping of modern Britain.

Furthermore, a study of Weimar and Nazi German allows students to critically analyse how Germany’s experiment with democracy for the first time in Weimar Germany gave way to a dictatorial Nazi regime. It explores concepts such as democracy, ideology, class, anti-Semitism whilst it also encourages a reflection on how governments work and the problems of democratic states as well as consideration of what creates and sustains a dictatorship. Moreover, we have a big focus on literacy and developing students writing and analytical skills so they are prepared for the intricacies and challenges of studying A Level History and beyond. 




Course Structure:

Component 1:  1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603

Year 12 – Henry VII through to Edward VI

Year 13 – Mary I and Elizabeth I

Written exam 2 hours 30 mins

40% of the A-Level

Component 2: 2O Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945

Year 12 – 1918-32 Weimar Germany

Year 13 – 1933-45 Nazi Germany

Written exam 2 hours 30 mins

40% of the A-Level

Component 3: Non-Examined Assessment (NEA – Coursework)

Potential Questions:

Black Civil Rights USA 1870-1970

Women’s progress UK 1890-1900

US Foreign Policy 1890-1990

4000 word personal study

20% of the A-Level


Career Pathways:

A Level History will provide you with the skills required of an undergraduate - an inquiring mind and the ability evaluate sources, build coherent arguments, and the research skills required to write an extended piece of writing


Entry Criteria:

Grade 6 or above in English and Grade 6 or above in History.