A-Level History

History at A level is a well-respected and highly academic subject.  We are confident that we have chosen a syllabus that is exciting, relevant, diverse and interesting. In year 12 you will cover two topics which fall under the title Searching for rights and freedoms in the twentieth century. In year 13 you will complete a coursework unit on the Russian revolution and also study the topic Britain; gaining and losing an empire, 1763-1914. The history course has proven to be very successful in the past two years as students have thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of the coursework unit and the diverse combination of interesting units. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Exam Board: Edexcel

Year 12Year 13
You will study the following two topics alongside each other.

Paper 1; In search of the American Dream, the USA, 1917-96.
2 hours 15 minutes
30% of A level
60 marks 

Paper 2; India c1914-48: the road to independence
1 hour 30 minutes
20% of A level
40 marks
You will study one topic and complete a coursework unit.

Paper 3; Britain; gaining and losing an empire, 1763-1914
2 hours 15 minutes
30%
60 marks 

Coursework; The Russian revolution
Independently researched enquiry; coursework question chosen by students.
20% of A level
40 marks

Entry Requirements 

Grade 5 or above in English Language and English Literature GCSE
Grade 5 or above in History or Humanities GCSE

Curriculum Summary