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History A Level at Beths Grammar School

Course description

You will learn to:

Acquire and effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of selected periods of history
Develop an understanding of historical terms and concepts
Explore the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in history
Understand the nature of historical evidence and the methods used by historians in analysis and evaluation
Develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented
Develop an understanding of the nature of historical study
Develop your interest in and enthusiasm for history.

Course content

A Level

Paper 1 The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865- 1975

Written exam. 2 hours 30 minutes. 40% of A Level.

Paper 2 The Making of Modern Britain 1951- 2007

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of A Level.

Paper 3 Historical Investigation France in Revolution 1774-1815

Externally assessed 20% of A Level

The origins of the French Revolution, 1774–1789

The Experiment in Constitutional Monarchy, 1789–1792

The emergence and spread of the Terror, September 1792–1795

The Directory and Napoleon's rise to power, 1795–1799

The impact of Napoleon's rule on France, 1799–1815

The impact of Napoleon's rule on Europe, 1799–1815


Entry requirements

Grade 6 at GCSE in English or grade 6 in History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beths Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2018
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