A Level History
History is a subject that gives us the opportunity to delve into the past, to study rulers and regimes seemingly far removed from the world we live in today.
Why Study A Level History?
“The teaching is innovative and the topics are really interesting and taught in an enthusiastic and varied style.” Student
History is a subject that gives us the opportunity to delve into the past, to study rulers and regimes seemingly far removed from the world we live in today. However, by learning about what has come before, we develop a much clearer understanding of the present and are able to identify patterns and themes that are both consistent and increasingly repetitive. Our teachers have a broad range of interests ranging from Early Modern British History to Twentieth Century World History and this is reflected in the topics delivered with passion in our Sixth Form. The course follows the AQA 7042 specification.
Component 1: Breadth study 1H Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964 assessed in a written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes, three questions (one compulsory), 80 marks, 40% of A-level.
Component 2: Depth study 2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007 assessed in a written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes, three questions (one compulsory), 80 marks, 40% of A-level.
Component 3: Historical Investigation (personal study) based on a topic of student’s choice. This is assessed internally and moderated by AQA. 3500-4500 words, 40 marks, 20% of A-level.
Where the course leads
Historians are welcomed into a broad range of jobs requiring an inquisitive mind, self-discipline, creativity, analytical thinking and an understanding of the world. An essay-based subject, History is highly thought of by top universities offering competitive courses such as International Relations, Law, Politics and more. A-Level History prepares students well for higher education, apprenticeship and job interviews by honing their speaking and listening skills. Potential career opportunities are varied from journalism, media, politics and business to the art world, civil service and teaching.
Mrs Sara Sinaguglia
History Subject Leader