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History at The New Sixth Bath

Course description

The course looks at a broad spectrum of historical topics. This includes investigating regime change in 15th century England and the successful consolidation of Tudor power; exploring the Vietnam War and its consequences for America; exploring the extraordinary reign of Elizabeth I in England and her triumph against all odds and an independent enquiry into the development of modern America from the principles of the Declaration of Independence.

AS Level:

Unit 1: Change and consolidation. Britain, 1483-1529.

Unit 2: Historical Issues Periods of change. The USA and Vietnam.

A2 Level:

Unit 3: The State and the People. The Triumph of Elizabeth.

Unit 4: Historical Enquiry. An individual study of approximately 3500 words.

Entry requirements

It is preferable that students should have a B grade or higher in History and/or English at GCSE. Inexceptional circumstances other candidates may be considered. Students should have an interest in people, their actions and responses to events. Students will need to analyse problems, debate issues, constructarguments and read widely around the subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The New Sixth Bath directly.

Last updated date: 04 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • The New Sixth is located at the southern gateway to the World Heritage City of Bath with beautiful views towards the Severn estuary and over Bath. Access to the Sixth Form is easy as it is on main bus routes and next to the Bath Park and Ride terminus making it an easy destination for students.