Accessibility links

History AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”
(David McCullough)

We are shaped by our past just as the powerful nations of today were shaped by theirs. We are offering you the opportunity to gain an understanding of how two of today’s powerful nations were shaped by events in the 16th and 20th centuries.

After a survey of Year 11 Historians, our new course looks at national and international History, contrasting a powerful emerging ‘Early Modern’ Nation with a 20th Century Super Power.

Unit 1 explores how the Tudors changed England internally, as well as how they began to spread England’s influence across the world as one of the most powerful nations of the time. To contrast this, Unit 2 investigates how the USA’s internal struggles brought the nation closer to equality whilst also exploring their postWorld War Two foreign conflicts from 1945-1976. To complement the two taught units you will also have the freedom to carry out an independent study on a topic of your choice, producing a 3,000 word analytical essay as a result.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in History or B in Humanities and English Language.

Assessment

AS Only

  • The Tudors: England, 1485-1547
    50% weighting
    Examination
  • The American Dream - Reality and Illusion, 1945-1980
    50% weighting
    Examination

A Level Full Course

  • The Tudors: England, 1485-1547
    50% weighting
    Examination
  • The American Dream - Reality and Illusion, 1945-1980
    50% weighting
    Examination
  • Independent Enquiry
    20% weighting
    Internally Assessed

Future opportunities

History is a traditional academic route through to university, college and employment. Employers and colleges see the skills developed by the study of History as useful preparation for the world of work, especially the literacy and research skills. History students continuing their studies in higher education have gone on to study History, Law, Politics, Sociology, Applied Social Sciences, Education and Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
Provider logo

Key information

Venues