• 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 two History courses at SFX:



    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



    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.

  • 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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