History A Level at Caroline Chisholm School
Unit 1 will examine the issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence during the period of 1603 – 1649 in the context of political upheaval of the beginnings of the Stuart period. Unit 2 will look at the political and social situation which led to
an end to the absolutist rule of French governance and will assess the events that led to one of the most volatile periods in French history. This year will also see the introduction of preliminary material relating to the coursework unit.
Units 1 and 2 will continue the themes studied in the first year and will develop the breadth and depth of both topic areas. In the Stuarts this will involve a study of the post‐regicide period, the Interregnum and issues surrounding politics, finance
religion and foreign policies. For the France unit this will involve exploring the
impact of Napoleonic rule both on France and across Europe. Unit 3 will encompass an original piece of source investigation and research on the last 200 years of Ireland.
Unit 1 Absolutism Challenged: Britain, 1603 – 1649
Unit 2 The End of Absolutism and the French Revolution, 1774‐1795
Unit 1 Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603 ‐1702
Unit 2 France in Revolution, 1774 ‐ 1815
Unit 3 Coursework on Ireland
GCSE English Language or Literature: Grade 6 is preferable.
Grade 5 will be considered individually.
Students must have Grade B in History or, where they have not studied History to GCSE, an equivalent subject grade may be acceptable via negotiation with the humanities department.
Teaching will comprise a range of whole class discussion, media/IT input, group debates, power‐points, contextual reading, annotation and extensive research opportunities.
History is a highly regarded subject and is recognised by Higher and Further Education providers and employers alike as a top rated ‘A’ level. Related careers include law, accountancy, the armed forces, education, the civil service and a range of other
opportunities. History is complemented by ‘A’ levels such as Geography, Politics,
English, Law and others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caroline Chisholm School directly.
Last updated date: 01 February 2017