Examined content focuses on Tudor England and the rise of the USA as a superpower. Coursework will most likely focus on the Irish struggle for independence or other civil rights struggles. Themes within these topics will include:
• The rule of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I and their drastic recalibration of England’s religious practices between Protestantism and Catholicism
• The impact religious reform had on Tudor society from mass-uprisings, heretical burnings and the fear of Catholic invasion
• The steps taken by the USA to reunify the country following its devastating civil war through rapid industrialisation and the numerous attempts to integrate the recently emancipated African American community
• Key turning points in modern American History such as Roosevelt’s New Deal, America’s entry into the First and Second World Wars, the high point of Martin Luther King’s Civil Rights movement and controversial attempts to internationally contain Communism
• The extent to which the British government mishandled the Irish situation from the Great Famine to the Easter Rising and the origins of modern terrorism

A minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and a Grade 4 in GCSE History. Where this subject has not been studied, a Grade 4 in a traditional written subject such as GCSE English Literature is required. 

Our History A Level contains a fusion of Medieval and Modern History. Studying a broad range of history gives you an extra advantage when it comes to the UCAS process, including for Russell Group universities. This fundamental grounding in the discipline will also best prepare you not just to study History at university but other classic academic subjects.

You will have access to fantastic resources including History Today and be able to experience history being brought to life through various trips and activities.

80% Examination
20% Coursework


Students that have studied A Level History go on to study a wide range of academic university courses such as History, International Relations, Philosophy, English, Archaeology, Politics, Law and Anthropology. If you plan a route directly into the workplace, it supports core skills and knowledge, including negotiation, research and communication.

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