Do you have an enquiring mind, enjoy researching to help formulate your views and want to enhance highly sought-after skills that will open you up to numerous career paths? Then A Level History is for you! This engaging and interactive subject will see you explore a number of historical events and discover how these shaped life in society today. Themes you will study include:
- The rule of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I and how their rule dramatically changed religious practices between Protestantism and Catholicism
- How religious reform impacted dramatically on Tudor society including mass-uprisings and the fear of Catholic invasion
- The political evolution of Germany 1871-1991; from fledgling state, radical European democracy, Nazi dictatorship, and Cold War playground
- The impact radical political change had on key German social groups such as youth, women, and the Jewish community
- The quest for African-American equality and the figures and organisations that fought for it between the years 1909-2009
- The importance of African-American popular culture such as hip hop and all black television shows of the 1990s in combatting racist attitudes and forging a distinct African-American identity
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature and grade 4 in GCSE History, if taken. If GCSE History is not taken, then a grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE English Literature, will be essential.
Our History teachers are degree qualified specialists with many years of teaching experience. Our History A Level contains a fusion of Early Modern and Modern History, giving you an extra advantage when applying for university. Our teachers will help you to develop your critical thinking skills, and understand how the past has shaped the world we live in today. Students benefit from a range of support, including revision support programmes. Furthermore, students are provided with complimentary high-quality learning resources such as core topic textbooks, archival access to History Today and Philip Allan A Level History review, along with a range of organisational stationery such as lever-arch files.
A Level History develops your analytical, writing and debating skills, meaning it supports a huge range of university degree routes. Students progress to many routes such as History, International Relations, Philosophy, English, Archaeology, Politics, Law and Anthropology.
Good to Know
A Level History is commonly required subject by universities and is often a requirement for courses at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.