History at Ribston Hall High School
At both AS and A Level, we offer a choice of either Modern History or Early Modern History. For students continuing to A Level, one Early Modern unit and one Modern unit are offered, to provide a useful balance, whichever option has been followed previously.
Early Modern Option: religion and the state in early modem Europe
Unit 1: Breadth Study with Interpretations
England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion. The reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I
Modem Option: searching for rights and freedoms in the twentieth century
Britain transformed, 1918-97 Responses to the challenges of war, fluctuations in the economy, technological advancement and the desire for social equality
Unit 2: Depth Study
Luther and the German Reformation, c1515-1555. Challenges to the Catholic Church and the spread of Protestant beliefs across Europe.
The USA, 1955-92: conformity and challenge Post 1945 affluence, racial and political protests of the 1960s rise of right wing groups in the 1980s, divisions between Republicans and Democrats
Unit 3:Themes in breadth with aspects in depth
Poverty, public health and the state In Britain, c.1780•1939 The ways In which the British state gradually became involved in taking on responsibility for people's health and welfare
Unit 4: Coursework
Students complete an Independently researched enquiry on historical interpretations, eg: the origins of the Cold War.
External Examination 2 hours IS mins - one source question, one depth essay, one breadth essay. 30% A•Level.
Internal Assessment and External Moderation 3000-4000•word essay. 20% A-Level.
Grade B or above
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ribston Hall High School directly.