History

DepartmentHistory 

Type of Qualification: A Level  

Exam BoardEdexcel 

Additional Entry RequirementsGrade 6 in History at GCSE 

Why study History? 

History A Level will suit you if you: 

  • enjoy investigation and discovery 
  • enjoy debate and putting forward a well-argued case 
  • want to improve your analytical skills 
  • enjoy working more independently 
  • want to examine evidence and make up your own mind 

Course Content 

  • Topic 1 – Germany & West Germany, 1918-89 
  • Topic 2 – The rise and fall of fascism in Italy, c1911-46 
  • Topic 3 – Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603 
  • Topic 4 – Historical Enquiry 

Assessment: 

  • Paper 1: Written exam on topic 1 – 2 Essays & 1 interpretation question (2hrs 15mins) (30%) 
  • Paper 2: Written exam on topic 2 – 1 Essay & 1 sources question (1hr 30mins) (20%) 
  • Paper 3: Written exam on topic 3 – 2 Essays & 1 source question (2hrs 15mins) (30%) 
  • Paper 4: Coursework: Historical Enquiry (4000-word assignment) (20%) 

Careers in History 

History is useful for careers, which involve applying analytical skills. The following jobs are most popular – Teaching and Lecturing, Advertising, Public Relations, Management and Law.