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History A Level at The Heath School

Course description

History is an interesting and varied course which develops skills valued by universities and employers. It is a chance for pupils to extend their enthusiasm for History, studying the significance of events and individuals, considering how societies change over time and affect the world in which we live.

Course content

Unit 1 - The Tudors: England, 1485-1603 Students study issues in breadth, change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period. They consider how effectively was England governed during this period. They also consider changes in English society and economy, relations with foreign powers, intellectual and religious ideas and the role of key individuals and groups. Unit 2 - Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945 Students study in depth a period of German history. It explores political concepts such as 'right and 'left', nationalism and liberalism as well as ideological concepts such as racialism, anti-Semitism and Social Darwinism. It also encourages reflection on how governments work and the problems of democratic states as well as consideration of what creates and sustains a dictatorship. Unit 3 - Historical Enquiry: A personal study of 3,000-3,500 words, analysing a historical issue over 100 years. 20% of the A-level.


Unit 1: The Tudors: England, 1485-1603. 2 hours and 30 minutes written exam 40% of A-level. Unit 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918 -1945. 2 hours and 30 minutes written exam 40% of A-level Unit 3: Historical Enquiry, A personal study of 3,000 - 3,500 words, analysing a historical issue over 100 years. 20% of A-level.

Future opportunities

Where will it lead me? History A Level provides excellent preparation for degrees in History, English, Law, Politics or Philosophy. History develops skills of analysis, independent enquiry and evaluation and is therefore an excellent platform for future careers in law, journalism, teaching, social work and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Heath School directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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