A level History

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


History 002

You will read, research independently, question, discuss and argue in small groups in class reacting intelligently and critically. You will need to enjoy forming arguments and carefully select evidence to support them. We will help individuals to develop clear, concise and accurate powers of expression, orally and on paper. Activities will include essays, source work, debate and research. History students go on a number of trips including to Paris, the Tower of London and Hampton Court.

  • Course units...

    We offer a choice of 2 History courses at SFX:

    Power, Religion & Politics

    Unit 1: England, 1509–1603: authority, nation & religion

    Unit 2: Luther and the German Reformation, c1515–55

    Unit 3: The witch craze in Britain, Europe & North America, c1580–1750

    Unit 4: Coursework on the reformation in England


    Revolutions & Empire


    Unit 1: Britain, 1625–1701: conflict, revolution and settlement

    Unit 2: France in revolution, 1774–99 or Russia in revolution, 1894–1924

    Unit 3: Civil Rights and Race Relations in America, 1860-2009

    Unit 4: Coursework on the causes of the French Revolution or Stalin’s rise to power

  • Course assessment...

    A level History is 80% exam and 20% coursework.

    AS level History is 100% exam (Papers 1 and 2 of Revolutions and Empire).

  • This course can lead to...

    History is a well-respected A level, which many students choose to continue studying to degree level.

    History A level is useful for any career – particularly those which involve research, analysing information and developing arguments.

    Students with History A level often progress to careers in politics, the Civil Service, banking and management consultancy, journalism, teaching, law, public relations and advertising.

  • Course highlights...

    • Visits to Hampton Court, the National Archives Centre and the British Library.
    • Join our Hidden Histories Club, American film club and carry out historical research.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in English Language

    Applicants with a Grade 4 in English Language and a Grade 5 in other humanities subject will be considered subject to availability

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