The History A-Level offers an opportunity to study key aspects of the past in depth, allowing you to explore and challenge interpretations thoroughly.
In Year 13 we complete a study of early modern British History and complete coursework on Stalin's Russia.
Paper 3, Themes in breadth with aspects in depth
A study of one-hundred years of early modern British History with some more in-depth topics.
The exam paper is two hours and fifteen minutes and contains one source analysis question; one question that assesses student’s understanding of the period in depth, and the final question assesses students’ understanding of the period in breadth.
This paper is worth 30% of the total qualification.
The coursework is on the USSR and Stalin’s dictatorship. The coursework involves one assignment of 4,000 words which is computer processed.
The coursework is worth 20% of the total qualification
We follow the Edexcel course and more details can be found at: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html
The study of A Level History will involve reading, discussion and argument and requires a genuine interest in the past as well as high standards of literacy.
A good range of GCSEs at grades 4 to 9, including English and Maths.
A qualification in History is excellent preparation for a range of university courses and professions, history, law and journalism are common pathways for historians, but a rich understanding of the past can also add crucial context to the study of drama, music, art or literature.