History AS & A Level at Bishop Douglass School
The A Level History course aims to stimulate interest in and promote the further study of History.
The course focuses on Germany and The Stuarts. There is also the opportunity to produce an individual piece of historical research on a topic of your choice for A Level. Candidates will be encouraged to develop skills in handling historical sources.
Unit 1: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702
- Absolutism Challenged: Britain, 1603-49
- Monarchy restored and restrained : Britain, 1649-1702
Unit 2: Democracy and Nazism 1919-1945
- The establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918-1924
- The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic 1924-1928
- The Collapse of Democracy, 1928-1933
- The Nazi dictatorship 1933-39
- The Racial State 1933-41
- The Impact of War 1939-45
Unit 3: Historical Enquiry
- Personal investigation of a chosen topic over a 100 year span. Individual research will be overseen by the teacher in class and as tutorial sessions.
dents should have achieved a Grade C or above for History at GCSE level and a Grade C in English.
Students who have not taken History at GCSE level should have achieved at least a C Grade in Geography or Sociology and English
- Unit 1D: Stuart Britain: Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1707
40% of A Level
Written paper 2 hrs 30 min
- Unit 2O: Democracy and Nazism 1919-1945
40% of A Level
Written paper 2 hr 30 min
- Unit 3: Personal investigation
20% of A-Level
Personal investigation of a chosen topic over a 100 year span
History is long regarded as a subject of weight and merit. It is academic in nature yet teaches students many worthwhile skills such as analysis of text, the nature of argument and debate and of course, increases their subject knowledge on individual topics. In short, it creates independent learners. It is a good qualification for the professions – law, media, accountancy, journalism, public relations to name a few.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Douglass School directly.