History

Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
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 the Tower or London, Hampton Court and university visits.

Course Units

We offer a choice of two History courses at SFX:

OPTION 1: POWER, RELIGION & POLITICS
Unit 01: England, 1509–1603: authority, nation & religion
Unit 02: The Dutch Revolt, c1563-1609
Unit 03: The witch craze in Britain, Europe & North America, c1580–1750
Unit 04: Coursework on the reformation in England

OPTION 2: REVOLUTIONS & EMPIRE
Unit 01: Britain, 1625–1701: conflict, revolution and settlement
Unit 02: Russia in revolution, 1894–1924
Unit 03: Civil Rights and Race Relations in America, 1860-2009
Unit 04: Coursework on the development of the Russian Revolution

Course Assessment

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

This Course Can Lead To…

History is a well-respected A level, which many students continue to study at degree level. It is useful for any career – particularly those which involve research, analysing information and developing arguments. Students often progress to careers in politics, the Civil Service, banking and management consultancy, journalism, teaching, law, public relations and advertising.

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.

Course Highlights

1 Visits to Hampton Court, the National Archives Centre and the British Library

2 Join our Hidden Histories Club, American film club and carry out historical research.