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Specification: AQA


Qualification type: A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades)

History 5 or if History has not been taken, 5 in English Language or Literature.


Subject description

Over the two years students will study aspects of both English and European history. They will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of significant events, individuals and ideas in history as well as to evaluate problems and make judgements about the past.  History will be studied from a variety of perspectives (social, religious, economic, cultural and political) so that students will develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented.



Unit one: The Tudors: England, 1485-1547

Unit two: Revolution & Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1929


A Level

Unit one: The Tudors: England, 1485-1603

Unit two: Revolution & Dictatorship: Russia, 1917-1953

Unit three: Historical investigation: American Civil Rights 1861-1968 (coursework)


How the course is assessed

Each course at AS is worth 50% of your final AS grade and assessed through external examinations in the summer term. At A Level the content learned at AS will be continued into the full A Level and units one and two will be assessed by examination, with each unit worth 40% of the final grade.  The final 20% is achieved by the coursework unit, which is essay-based and on American Civil Rights.


Post-18 opportunities

History gives a good grounding for a wide variety of careers, teaching valuable skills that re deemed essential by employers.


Teacher responsible:  Miss C Ring